The most satisfying part of Ritika Maurya’s work is reassuring the anxious. “Women fear coming for breast examinations,” says Maurya. “What if a lump is found in my breast? Will that be the end of my life? These are some of the questions that haunt them all the time.”Maurya is, she says, “still learning to be good at this”. As a blind child, she had a sheltered upbringing with protective parents who rarely let her leave the house.Now aged 23, she is a trainee medical tactile examiner (MTE) at Enable India, a disability rights organisation in the southern city of Bengaluru – part of a project where visually impaired women are taught to use touch to detect breast lumps or changes that might mean a lurking cancer.
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