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Family planning and other reproductive health programmes vital to poor women have "fallen off the development radar", it has been claimed.
Government support and funding is needed to help the fistula sufferers of sub-Saharan Africa, it has been claimed.
A lack of medical assistance during pregnancy and childbirth is leading to exceptionally high incidence rates of obstetric fistula in the southern region of Senegal, it has been reported.
Up to 15,000 older people in the UK could be dying prematurely from cancer each year, it has been reported.
The high death rates stemming from childbirth in the developing world are "a huge problem", it has been claimed.
A new UK study has indicated that many women may be needlessly dying of ovarian cancer because their symptoms are mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome.
Women should not be afraid to visit a gynaecologist for a cervical cancer test, it has been claimed.
Progress on women's reproductive health is being made in the African nation of Guinea-Bissau, it has been reported.
Leading family planning experts from around the world are to convene in New York this week for a conference designed to improve global access to this vital service.
The UK Department of Health has decided against lowering the age at which women can be tested for cervical cancer.
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