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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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Oral Contraceptive Use and Mortality: Setting the Record Straight

Findings from a recent study by the Royal College of General Practioners suggest that oral contraceptive use is not associated with increased long-term mortality rates.

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Local Context Matters to Women’s Lives: A Report from Delhi

There are many ways to save women’s lives, but the success of any given intervention depends on local context. What works in one locale may not work in another.

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