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Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

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Focusing on Women’s Health as the UN Looks Ahead to a New Development Framework

We must reduce pregnancy-related deaths and injuries and improve women’s health in the developing world.

To ensure the United States is a leader in advocating for women’s health and rights, I am proud to introduce the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2013 (HR 3206) Friday.

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Overcoming Stigma: A Film Story of Stillbirth, Miscarriage

My first miscarriage occurred at six weeks. My second was at almost eleven weeks. The grief was alarming but I did what many women do – my best to quietly “carry on.”

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A Victory for Breasts

Since when is the IRS the good guy?  This week they are by changing their minds and making a decision that will affect the health of women and children across the US. 

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Children Living in Poverty Birthing Children into Poverty: A Continuing Cycle

High rates of youth poverty precede high rates of teenage childbearing. Teens residing in communities with high rates of poverty, welfare use, and single-mother households are at higher risk for early pregnancy.

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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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Maternal and Child Health Makes Strides at G8

Maternal health advocates made more progress than expected at the G8 Summit, gaining critical support from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, host country Japan, and UK’s First Lady Sarah Brown.

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Too Little Progress on Child and Maternal Mortality

A special edition of The Lancet finds that fewer than a quarter of 68 priority countries are on track to reach the Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child mortality.

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