We let her labor during the night and hoped with crossed fingers and toes that nature would take its proper course. But the knock on the door came before the roosters had a chance to crow.
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"You are the nurse?" Terese asked hesitantly. "For my sister," she went on, "you have medicine to make no more babies?"
In December 2012, I had the honor of voluntarily traveling to the Edna Adan University Hospital Somaliland for two weeks to learn, understand, educate and care for women who had been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
I was a 25-year veteran of various emergency departments and had been involved in volunteer work for about five years, but never in Africa, never for this long and never doing this type of work.
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