"Surviving Schis"

Female genital schistosomiasis is a devastating disease that is estimated to affect millions of women and girls across Africa. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is caused by water-borne parasitic worms that infect people as they fetch water, bathe and wash clothes. The disease is often misdiagnosed as a sexually transmitted infection, meaning that women can be subjected to isolation and even gender-based violence.

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