Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Veiled Rebellion: VeiledRebellion007

A male Ethiopian surgeon (wearing a green cap, at center left) shows the female staff at Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul how to repair a fistula—an abnormal hole between the vagina and bladder or rectum that can lead to infection and incontinence. The condition often occurs during childbirth in young mothers whose pelvises are not fully developed. If the problem isn't corrected with surgery, a woman is typically seen as bringing shame upon the family and is shunned by her husband.

A male Ethiopian surgeon (wearing a green cap, at center left) shows the female staff at Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul how to repair a fistula—an abnormal hole between the vagina and bladder or rectum that can lead to infection and incontinence. The condition often occurs during childbirth in young mothers whose pelvises are not fully developed. If the problem isn't corrected with surgery, a woman is typically seen as bringing shame upon the family and is shunned by her husband.