Jurema Pinto Werneck

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1991
CRIOLA

Citation

This profile was prepared when Jurema Pinto Werneck was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Introduction
Jurema Pinto Werneck, a young physician from Rio de Janeiro, is focusing her attention on changing the alarming sterilization rates among Brazilian women, particularly among very poor (and thus primarily black) women. She is also trying to develop a therapeutic system to deal with the physical and psychological aftereffects that are specific to this large group of Brazilians.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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