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August 04, 2011 
Farhia Mohamed Farah, a 20-year-old Somali refugee now living in Kenya, clasps her shoulder as she sits... 
Nairobi, Kenya 
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Farhia Mohamed Farah, a 20-year-old Somali refugee now living in Kenya, clasps her shoulder as she sits in the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, where she received treatment for obstetric fistula, in this June 23, 2011 file photo. The condition causes incontinence and affects more than 2 million women around the world, mostly in Africa, according to World Health Organisation estimates. It occurs during childbirth when a hole develops between the vagina and bladder or rectum. Fistula disproportionately affects child brides whose bodies are not yet ready for childbirth. In Farah's case, the condition made her a social outcast for years and caused her husband to divorce her. It was only after she fled violence in Mogadishu and came to Kenya that she was able to receive free surgery to treat the problem. About 70 percent of women living with fistula never seek treatment because they do not know what is wrong with them, experts say. Farah now lives in the world's biggest refugee camp, Dadaab, in northern Kenya with her two young children. To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/ REUTERS/TRUSTLAW/Katy Migiro/Files (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) 
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