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A Walk to Beautiful: A Must-See Film

By Elissa Cooper

he Emmy-winning documentary spotlights the plight of women with fistula and the courageous work of Catherine and Reginald Hamlin.

When a woman endures prolonged labor while giving birth, her bladder or rectal tissue rips or tears, forming a fistula, a hole between her birth passage and internal organs. A simple surgery costing $300 can fix the problem, but without access to care—90 percent of fistula sufferers live in the developing world—the woman is left incontinent, unable to have children, and stigmatized in her family and community...


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