I discovered this in-depth article on Jesus’ healing of the unclean woman in Mark 5. It connects this biblical account to the current suffering of millions of women in Africa and Asia from fistula. How much I adore this Jesus who is so tender and esteeming towards us as women! The writer of this article, L. Lewis Wall, is professor of obstetrics/gynaecology in the School of Medicine and professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Like maternal mortality, fistula is almost entirely preventable. But at least 2 million women in Africa, Asia and the Arab region are living with the condition, and some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases develop each year. The persistence of fistula is a signal that health systems are failing to meet the needs of women. Jesus cared.
He still cares.