Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Nepali ama (mother)

The number of women dying in childbirth exceeds the number of Nepalis killed in conflict many times over

Sanchita was too young for it all: married off in her teens, pregnancy, losing a child at birth and finally her own death before her 16th birthday.

When her labour pains came, Sanchita’s in-laws refused to take her to the district hospital insisting on adhering to the family tradition of bearing children (cont...)

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