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Panel Calls for Mental Illness Screening During and After Pregnancy

The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women.

The recommendation, released Tuesday, follows research pointing to the prevalence of postpartum depression, which is thought to affect one in seven women.

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Maternal Mortality Down Worldwide, Except in United States

New data shows there has been a 44 percent decrease in the maternal mortality rate worldwide over the last 25 years—but in the United States, along with 12 other countries, maternal mortality rates rose during this period.

New data shows there has been a 44 percent decrease in the maternal mortality rate worldwide over the last 25 years—but in the United States, along with 12 other countries, maternal mortality rates rose during this period.

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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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Uganda: Pregnancy and Childbirth Mean Playing Russian Roulette With Women’s Lives

Tadej Znidarcic/The New York Times

Last March, a landmark maternal health petition was filed in Uganda, aimed at holding the government accountable for the deaths of two women in childbirth. It garnered global media attention at the time, yet five months into the process momentum has stalled. When will it be time to women to take the front seat?

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Human Rights Resolution Spotlights Disparities in Maternal Health Care in the US

A recent UN Human Rights Council Resolution calls on nations to reduce unacceptably high rates of maternal death and illness…including among women in the United States.

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