Birth rights: new approaches to safe motherhood

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Resource Language: 
English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Judy Mirsky
Publisher: 
Panos London
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Outlines the causes of high maternal mortality rates in areas of the world and suggests political and socioeconomic causes.

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ISBN 1870670566
PREG.B57 2001
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring/Summer 2002: At least 525,000 women still die every year from complications relating to pregnancy, and most of these are in the developing world. This report outlines the reasons why women are suffering, and puts them firmly on the human rights agenda. It shows that effective strategies do exist to secure women’s well-being, often within existing resources. It also stresses the importance of informed public, professional and political voices in creating that change.</p>