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India's WOMB ROBBERS
    ZUMA Press Contributing Photographers/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story Summary: zReportage.com Story of the Week #759: TUESDAY October 27, 2020: 'India's WOMB ROBBERS' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Chloe Sharrock of Le Pictorium who specializes in women's rights in the developing world: Menstruation has long been taboo India, where menstruating women are believed to be impure and are still excluded from social and religious events. Recently these archaic ideas have been increasingly challenged, especially by urban educated women. A vast majority of women from poor families, with little or no education, are forced to make choices that have long-term and irreversible impacts on their health and their lives. In Maharashtra state thousands of young women have undergone surgical procedures to remove their wombs. In many cases they have done this to get work as sugarcane harvesters. This has turned several villages in the region into ''villages of womb-less women''. Welcome to: 'India's WOMB ROBBERS'
India's WOMB ROBBERS
    ZUMA Press Contributing Photographers/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story Summary: zReportage.com Story of the Week #759: TUESDAY October 27, 2020: 'India's WOMB ROBBERS' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Chloe Sharrock of Le Pictorium who specializes in women's rights in the developing world: Menstruation has long been taboo India, where menstruating women are believed to be impure and are still excluded from social and religious events. Recently these archaic ideas have been increasingly challenged, especially by urban educated women. A vast majority of women from poor families, with little or no education, are forced to make choices that have long-term and irreversible impacts on their health and their lives. In Maharashtra state thousands of young women have undergone surgical procedures to remove their wombs. In many cases they have done this to get work as sugarcane harvesters. This has turned several villages in the region into ''villages of womb-less women''. Welcome to: 'India's WOMB ROBBERS'