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Nigeria Prepares To Treat Rape, Sexual Trauma Of Kidnapped School Girls

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 19:  A group gathering out front of the Nigeria High Commission hold a demonstration for 200 sch
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 19: A group gathering out front of the Nigeria High Commission hold a demonstration for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram the terrorist group last month. On April 14, Boko Haram militants stormed a school in Chibok, located on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest, and forced scores of schoolgirls onto trucks before driving away. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s public health officials are preparing medical support for the 276 kidnapped girls being held by Boko Haram to treat them for the effects of rape, sexually transmitted infections, and the possibility that some will need abortions, which are all but illegal.

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