In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law
Rosemary’s Story: Living with Stigma
Rosemary, a young woman, was brutally raped and then genitally mutilated by two men in Nairobi. In addition to leaving Rosemary severely traumatized, the rape also left her pregnant. Too ashamed to tell anyone about the rape, Rosemary went to her sister for advice on how to deal with the pregnancy. Her sister brought her to a private clinic to procure a safe abortion. Rosemary told no one but her sister about this experience.