Thousands of Indian women are having their wombs removed in operations that campaigners say are unnecessary and only performed to make money for unscrupulous private doctors.
Sunita is uncertain of her exact age but thinks she's about 25 years old. I met her in a small village in Rajasthan, north-west India, surrounded by chewing cattle and birdsong. She was covered in jewellery, from a nose-stud and rings to bangles which jangled when she gestured with her hand.
Her face hardens when she tells me about her operation.
"I went to the clinic because I had heavy bleeding during menstruation," she says.
1. Unscrupulous doctors prey on uneducated patients
There were also cases of women whose doctors had claimed money for performing hysterectomy, but had in fact made only a superficial incision, leaving the uterus intact.
Even though this is actually better for the woman than an unnecessary hysterectomy, it is even more disturbing as it is absolute proof the MD was a liar and felt secure enough that his patient was so naive that the truth wouldn't be known and if it were the patient wouldn't/couldn't seek legal help.