Half the Sky - Chapter 6: Maternal Mortality Summary & Analysis

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Kristof and WuDunn believe that the cruelty of indifference ranks up there with the abuse that many women suffer around the world. Most women who are injured or maimed receive no medical help for their recovery. In Ethiopia girls are sold to do manual labor or to become wives. Mahabouba a teenager in Ethiopia was sold to a 60-year-old man who made her his third wife. The first wife beat her savagely. Kristof and WuDunn report that Mahabouba was able to run away when she was seven-months pregnant. The girl tried to have the baby by herself but the baby got stuck in the birth channel and died. Mahabouba was unconscious for days and when she woke, the baby was dead and she couldn’t walk and had no control over her bodily functions. Kristof and WuDunn report that the girl was...

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