Obstetrics Abroad

Tomorrow I take my OB-Gyn shelf exam, marking the end of my first clerkship this year.

Today I stumbled across this photo from National Geographic. The caption reads:

  Asia, a 14-year-old mother, washes her new baby girl at home in Hajjah while her 2-year-old daughter plays. Asia is still bleeding and ill from childbirth yet has no education or access to information on how to care for herself.

I could say so much, but is it really necessary? Ultimately these are the sort of health inequalities I hope to be working toward solving in the near future.

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