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Video:2 Million Women Are Suffering And We Are Too Embarrassed To Talk About It

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- 1037 days ago -
Alana Karsch I have to admit, this is a difficult topic. It's embarrassing to describe and shocking to think about. But, really, if I want to help make it less awkward and shameful, I gotta be willing to pipe up and say something about it. And so...

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Terry V. (30)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 6:22 pm

Mary T. (348)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:18 pm
sharing the video on FB, think it was either 60 minutes or 20/20 that did a story about fistula and how a simple surgery helped the lives of a lot of women. thank you for sharing

JL A. (286)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:20 pm
You are welcome Terry and Mary. You cannot currently send a star to Mary because you have done so within the last day.

Carrie B. (311)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:29 pm
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GGmaSheila D. (186)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:07 pm
Have never heard of fistula until now...thinking I'm a lucky one. Thank you for the info.

JL A. (286)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:14 pm
You are welcome GGma. You cannot currently send a star to GGma Sheila because you have done so within the last day.

cathie S. (154)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 11:31 pm
so sad that any woman would have to deal with this, we are lucky to live where we do, thanks for this story noted n shared

cynthia AWAY b. (207)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:14 am
I had not heard of fistula before, It is very sad and heartbreaking. I guess we don't know how lucky we are. But I don't understand why they would let a woman stay in labor for 5 days to begin with. I am going to check this out further and make a donation to this devastating condition heaven help them

A F. (130)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:15 am
Thank you, didn't know about this and education/awareness can only help the situation. :)

Caroline S. (82)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:07 am
Than you, didn't know about this :-(

Rose Becke (137)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:13 am
It happens way too often

Kit B. (276)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:53 am

The video motivated me to me a donation. I hope others will also. Thanks J L.

JL A. (286)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:11 am
You are welcome Cathie, AF, Caroline and Kit.
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On behalf of the women who will be helped, thank you to those who can afford to and chose to donate.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:52 am
I had never heard of this Sounds like the women in these places need educating as to what it is and that they can be healed Also so much money is given in many countries for overseas aid How about some of this money helping these women through pregnancy and beyond

JL A. (286)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:39 pm
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Yvonne White (233)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:38 pm
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Gene Jacobson (279)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:38 am
First time I've heard of it. I wonder that the UN and the "developed" countries don't do more to protect women's reproductive health the world over. I wonder that our our Congress is not on board. Well, actually I don't wonder about that part, I know, they don't give a fig about women or women's issues other than to try to roll them back to the days when there were none, or none that would ever be talked about in public. This is still a Mad World. Moved me to donate. I hope it does more.

Giana Peranio-Paz (403)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 11:52 pm
Never heard of this either. Thanks for the information JL

JL A. (286)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 7:56 am
Thanks Yvonne and you are welcome Giana.
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Sherri E. (128)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:08 am
Excellent public service JL thanks for posting. Noted, shared, and tweeted

Jeanne Rogers (1191)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thank you.

JL A. (286)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:33 pm
You are welcome Jeanne.
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