Could Social Equality be the Cure?

Uterine prolapse afflicts about 10% of women in Nepal and the heavy burden of chores, coupled with women’s limited choices regarding sexuality and reproduction, could be important factors.

A weakening of the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor, which allows the uterus to slip partially or wholly into the vagina, uterine prolapse is usually an affliction of older women. But its prevalence among young women in Nepal, too, could be traced to gender discrimination, according to Amnesty International, particularly women's restricted choices around sexuality and reproduction.

A cultural anthropologist who lived in Nepal describes how the heavy burden of chores, early marriage and pregnancy, closely-spaced pregnancies, malnutrition and domestic violence compound the toll.

Huffington Post

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