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Leprosy is one of the most stigmatised diseases in the world, especially when it comes to women. As a result of a lack of education and government empowerment programs, many women's lack of agency can keep them from seeking proper treatment for leprosy early on. Women are twice as likely to suffer from developed disabilities due to leprosy due to being less likely to seek prompt proper medical care when compared to their male counterparts. Women with leprosy are often mistreated within their own households, experiencing physical and mental abuse, isolated further due to familial shame or cultural norms,...
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