Report: Surgeon Who Cares for Burned Afghan Women Forced into Hiding

Report: Surgeon Who Cares for Burned Afghan Women Forced into Hiding


Thirty-two-year-old Dr. K remembers the first time the Taliban terrorist group took over Afghanistan in 1995, according to NPR.

She was seven years old when girls were banned from attending school.

“Inspired by her mother, who worked as a gynecologist, she enrolled to study medicine after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. By 2016, she had become a surgical resident at the country’s only burn center, in the western province of Herat,” the outlet continued:

In her five years of practice, Dr. K has treated hundreds of women whose husbands set them on fire or thrown acid on them – as well as women suffering from domestic violence who chose to end their lives to escape the abuse, often opting for self-immolation. Now

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