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FEATURE: ‘Fallen womb’ syndrome torments young Nepalese

AFP, MALEKHU, Nepal

Yet campaigners say surgeries should only be suggested in advanced cases and that a surgery-focused drive may make younger women who are hoping to get pregnant more reluctant to seek help.

Inexpensive alternatives — such as a silicone ring pessary, a device that supports the uterus — or preventive measures are not given their due, Uprety said.

“It is Nepal’s shame that in the 21st century, so many young women are suffering so much,” she said. “And we still don’t have extensive national data so we may only have hit the tip of the iceberg.”

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