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Gender discrimination is blamed for high rates of uterine prolapse in Nepal

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1756 (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1756
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

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 …

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