#HelmsHurts Stories

These dozen stories of real women and girls from around the world were shared with Population Connection in the fall of 2015. The stories come from the women directly and the clinicians who do all they can to care for them. They are all terrible reminders of the tragedy and bravery that thousands of women around the world are forced to bear each year.

We can’t undo the trauma many of these women and girls have endured. But by fixing the U.S. Helms Amendment, we can finally provide them the full healthcare support they need to live the rest of their lives.

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