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Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has upheld the criminalisation of female genital mutilation (FGM).
South African president Jacob Zuma has said that he and his government are dedicated to improving maternal and newborn health in the country and the whole of Africa.
Almost 2,000 young women in London could be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a new report.
African heads of state have met to renew their commitment to reducing the maternal mortality rate on the continent and meeting their Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) targets.
The politicians gathered at the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for the African Union Summit on Sunday (January 27th), reports the Inter Press Service.
Around 5,000 women are set to benefit from a free cervical cancer screening in Nigerian's Oyo State.
The three-day programme has been set up by the Zonta Club of Ibadan, a non-governmental organisation which has been established to improve the status of women, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.
An early onset of menopause could be linked BRCA mutations that are associated with breast and ovarian cancer, new research has found.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center assessed 382 women who carried the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and another 765 women who were thought not to be carriers of the genetic anomalies.
The introduction of new healthcare programmes have helped to reduce maternal mortality rates in the Republic of Congo.
A survey conducted as part of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has concluded that maternal death rates per 100,000 live births have dropped from 781 to 426 over the past decade.
The government in Trinidad and Tobago is keen to see more progress made on curbing child mortality death rates.
According to Dr Fuad Khan, the country's health minister, efforts to reduce the number of fatalities among infants have yielded good results in the last few years, reports the Guardian.
Women could be susceptible to kidney problems if they suffer hypertension during pregnancy, a new study has revealed.
According to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journals, about five to ten per cent of pregnant women experience hypertensive disorders.
A woman's chances of conceiving in the future will not be reduced if they experience a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) during their first pregnancy, a new study has concluded.
According to research carried out at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, the PPH rate has gone up in the UK in recent years.
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