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Nepal must toughen fight on women's "fallen womb" crisis -Amnesty

By Gopal Sharma | Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:43 AM
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By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When pregnant Nepali teenager Reena Pokharel began labour in her remote village, her family consulted a soothsayer, pressed her stomach and told her to cough to force the baby out.

After four days of painful labour, the 17-year-old delivered a girl. But with no skilled midwives present, her placenta was not immediately removed, ...

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