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"This is a situation where had those attorneys not messed up Ingrid's case, we probably wouldn't be here today." Latorre, who sought refuge in December to avoid ICE, said her case is about more than just her and her family.
On a recent mobile clinic in Lima, an interested student asked me what I knew about the state of sex education in Peru.
Her interest was piqued by the video she had just watched in our education tent, one which attempts to underline for our patients the often misunderstood connection between the sexually transmitted Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. During mobile clinics, female student volunteers often express shock that many of the young mothers they help to treat -- some arriving with two to three fidgety children in tow -- are frequently around their same age, if not younger.
Study after study corroborated a bleak picture of increasing STD transmission in Peru and other parts of Latin America, especially in large urban areas.
Factors included risky sexual behavior, limited condom use, and a fundamental lack of education.