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Gynaecology and Women’s Health
A new effort to stop women dying during childbirth in Laos is to be launched.
According to statistics from the World Health Organization, there are 405 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in the country.
Medicins Sans Frontier (MSF) noted that this is nearly three times as high as the fatality rate in Vietnam and one of the highest figures in the whole of Asia.
Not having children could lead to a person living a shorter life, a new study suggests.
According to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, women in particular could die younger if they have never had a child.
More needs to be done to save the lives of women who are giving birth, a healthcare official has insisted.
According to Woseh Gobeh, country director at Curamericas Global Liberia, health facilities need to make both basic and comprehensive care for expectant mothers more widely available, the News reports.
The chances of a woman developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) after an intrauterine device (IUD) has been inserted is low, according to a new study.
Medical professionals can improve the quality of healthcare for women from other countries by adopting a culture-based approach to their work.
In a thesis due to be presented at Uppsala University in Sweden this weekend, medical anthropologist Pauline Binder said it is not enough to simply rely on statistics in women's health work.
A new study has revealed a host of issues associated with women's health in Ireland.
The Irish Examiner reports that information contained in a study from the EU and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development paints a worrying picture.
Hospitals in China have been banned from choosing not to treat patients who are HIV positive.
Men in India are responsible for decisions over many health issues, according to doctors in the country.
The Hindu reports that the topic was raised at a programme organised by the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat and the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
South Africa has increased its provision of state-sponsored antiretroviral therapy by 75 per cent in the last two years, according to a new report.
President Jakaya Kikwete has pledged continued government support to the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in its efforts to eradicate obstetric fistula and cut the number of maternal and newborn deaths by 2016.
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