Posts tagged "Maternal Health"
Federal Suit Challenges Pregnant Woman's Arrest Under Personhood-Like Law

Federal Suit Challenges Pregnant Woman’s Arrest Under Personhood-Like Law

Beltran was arrested after she sought early prenatal care and told health care workers about her prior use of painkillers and her attempts to stop use on her own.
NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Employers will now be required to provide reasonable accommodations for a worker's needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Maternal Mortality Down 50 Percent in Republic of Congo

Maternal Mortality Down 50 Percent in Republic of Congo

If progress continues at this rate, the DRC may reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015.
Birth Control Access Brings US Teen Birth Rate to All-Time Low

Birth Control Access Brings US Teen Birth Rate to All-Time Low

In a landscape where the median age for women to first have sex has decreased since 1988, it is likely that the lower rate of teen births is heavily shaped by birth control access and information.
IPPF Study Finds Need to Integrate HIV and Family Planning Services

IPPF Study Finds Need to Integrate HIV and Family Planning Services

Researchers found that integration can improve service delivery and increase the number of people receiving HIV counselling and testing.
Mother’s Day: A Matter of Life & Death

Mother’s Day: A Matter of Life & Death

As a Bangladeshi woman, I could not have felt more fortunate when I decided to give birth in America. It was a natural choice for my American husband and I. After almost a decade working to ensure US foreign policy protects women’s reproductive health and rights, I was well-aware that every year, approximately 529,000 women and girls...
The Staggering Facts of Seven Billion

The Staggering Facts of Seven Billion

We humans mark a milestone today—the world’s population reaches 7 billion.  When I was born there were about 2.2 billion people on earth.  When my assistant was born there were a little more than 5 billion people on earth.  It took just 12 years to go from 6 billion to 7.  As the population climbs...
Midwives: Women Saving Women

Midwives: Women Saving Women

Today, May 5, 2011 is International Day of the Midwife, which was spearheaded by the International Confederation of Midwives in 1992. It’s been said over and over, but it bears repeating. ONE WOMAN DIES EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY DUE TO COMPLICATIONS OF CHILDBIRTH. That’s approximately 529,000 women each year, with another 10 MILLION more...