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New maternal and newborn health research has suggested that IVF pregnancies lead to a higher rate of poorer birth outcomes.
The paper, produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Scientific Advisory Committee, reported that the major risk associated with IVF was multiple births.
Many births in Africa end in avoidable death or lifelong injuries.
This is the opinion of Dr Steve Arrowsmith, who has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to addressing the fistula problem on the continent.
Campaigners in the UK have launched a new initiative which aims to protect young girls thought to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The HIV rate among children admitted to one South African hospital has fallen significantly in the past few years.
Tanzania has made great strides improving its maternal and newborn health provision, but more work still needs to be done.
The female genital mutilation (FGM) legislation in Kenya needs to be urgently reviewed, according to a Law Society of Kenya council member.
The Kenyan government needs to allocate more funding to ensure that women are not in danger of fistula and other complications while giving birth, one MP has suggested.
Amnesty International has released its 2012 Regional Overview of Africa.
The report found that the widespread uprising seen in the north of the continent has resonated with people in the sub-Saharan region, but there are significant socioeconomic and cultural barriers preventing a similar spring occurring there.
Fistula care in Nigeria is providing a great deal of relief for patients, but limited resources mean not enough women are being treated.