Gender discrimination is blamed for high rates of uterine prolapse in NepalBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1756 (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1756
- Anne Gulland
Around 10% of women in Nepal experience uterine prolapse because of “widespread and systemic” gender discrimination, says the human rights organisation Amnesty International.
In a report on the condition Amnesty said that the problem was particularly prevalent in countries such as Nepal, where access to healthcare was poor and gender discrimination was common.1
Amnesty quoted a report by the United Nations Population Fund published in 2006,2 which found that around one in 10 …