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Dentists Give Battered Women A New Life In Brazil

November 13, 2019
by France 24

Ana Claudia Rocha Ferreira suffered domestic abuse at the hands of multiple partners, dating back to when she was just 15 years old. The violence took a mental and physical toll.

“I only had four teeth left in the front. I was ashamed to go out,” she explains.

Rocha is one of millions of women who are victimized by their partners in Brazil. In nearly all of the cases, men target the women’s faces and teeth, in order to diminish their femininity and feelings of self-worth.

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