Hope for Life undertakes free Genital Prolapse surgery for low income women in rural communities.
Genital Uterine Prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. The uterus then slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. It is an extremely common condition that, untreated, often has devastating consequences.It can lead to chronic backache, urinary problems,pain during sexual intercourse,
and complications in pregnancies. It impacts on the ability of women to carry out household chores and earn a living and to maintain an active social life. It dramatically alters the quality of life of the affected women. The psychosocial and physical changes in women suffering from this disability has been shown to affect relationships with partners,communities, and society at large:
often leading to social isolation, restrictions on religious practices, marital separation , and rejection by family and friends. In 2014 1500 free operations were performed by 15 Hope For Life surgeons. This year we plan a similar number. Follow this link to learn more of the consequences of this condition in rural Bangladesh.