Category: Outstanding Investigative Reporting
Author: Roli Srivastava (India)
“Missing wombs: the health scandal enslaving families in rural India”
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 8 May 2019
The cost of hysterectomies - often prescribed for treating minor ailments - is leaving families destitute and trapping them in debt bondage
By Roli Srivastava
KARAULI, India, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farm labourer Dharmendra Meena's first year of marriage with his wife Vaijanti in northwest India was "beautiful and carefree".
But their first pregnancy changed everything.