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Breastfeeding: Putting the Stats into Practice

Breastfeeding may not be a panacea to maternal and infant health disparities but it is a proven way to improve health outcomes. But to make it real, we have to holistically support new mothers and their babies in breastfeeding.

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Risky Business: Pregnant in America

Pregnant women in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications than women in 40 other countries around the world.  It’s past time to fix this.

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Text4Baby: New Media Health Care

Can texting improve your health? An unprecedented public-private partnership begets a new media effort to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal health in the United States.

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My Healthcare Manifesto

Please, if you haven’t watched this short film, do now:  http://www.reducinginfantmortality.com/

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International Aid, Made Local

By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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When Sexism is Deadly

Indifference to maternal mortality is closely related to indifference to women’s reproductive rights.

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‘Office of Unborn Children’s Health’ Is Health Care Reform?

Oh, Senator Coburn. Do you honestly believe an “Office of Unborn Children’s Health” has a role to play in health care reform? Will it improve the United States’ dismal maternal and newborn mortality rates?

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Charter A Win for Polish Women Giving Birth

The Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection wants to put pressure on the Ministry of Health to prepare high-level standards of care to be guaranteed to all birthing women in Poland.

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Roundup: A Closer Look at the South Dakota Abortion Ban

A closer look at South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban; A Catholic woman and attorney from the Philippines laments her church’s campaign against new family planning legislation; Does stress from racism partially account for high infant mortality rates among black women?

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