‘Jarda’: Angola’s dangerous cosmetic surgery
18 May 2023 | 10:51 am
In Angola, a dangerous trend known as "Jarda" is growing. It involves injecting synthetic biopolymers into the body to enlarge a specific area. These are cheaper procedures than those offered in medical clinics and are more popular... but can be fatal.
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