Fistula and Traumatic Genital Injury from Sexual Violence in a Conflict Setting in Eastern Congo: Case Studies

  title={Fistula and Traumatic Genital Injury from Sexual Violence in a Conflict Setting in Eastern Congo: Case Studies},
  author={Ahuka Ona Longombe and Kasereka Masumbuko Claude and Joseph K. Ruminjo},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={132 - 141}
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