Women at War: 03_LA_WomenatWar_2

United States Marine with Female Engagement Teams attached to the 2-2,  Corporal Lisa Gardner, takes the vitals of a group of Afghan women in Lakari village during a medical outreach in Helmand, Southern Afghanistan, May 3, 2010.  Most Afghan women in Helmand are not able to leave their homes, and are not able to be treated by male doctors as per cultural restrictions, so Corporal Gardner assists by taking the vitals of the women, notes the symptoms, and passes everything to Dr. Lt. Morrell for a rough diagnosis, and then hands out medication for treatment.

United States Marine with Female Engagement Teams attached to the 2-2, Corporal Lisa Gardner, takes the vitals of a group of Afghan women in Lakari village during a medical outreach in Helmand, Southern Afghanistan, May 3, 2010. Most Afghan women in Helmand are not able to leave their homes, and are not able to be treated by male doctors as per cultural restrictions, so Corporal Gardner assists by taking the vitals of the women, notes the symptoms, and passes everything to Dr. Lt. Morrell for a rough diagnosis, and then hands out medication for treatment.