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Gynaecology and Women’s Health
Women are more likely to experience blood clots throughout pregnancy if they have undergone fertility treatment, according to new research.
An effort to prevent HIV being passed on to the children of Nigerian women who carry the infection is delivering positive results.
Obstetric fistula can have a big impact on a person's state of mind, a former sufferer has stated.
According to Stella Nasanya, her self-esteem was badly hit when she experienced the condition.
Nigeria is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to maternal mortality, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has warned.
According to Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), one in every 13 females in the African nation is likely to die as a result of complications in childbirth, the Leadership reports.
Females are more likely to experience complications after giving birth if they suffer from pre-eclampsia, a new study has revealed.
According to research published in the Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, it is not unusual for women to see an increase in blood pressure following the delivery of a baby.
Obstetric fistula is proving to be a major reproductive health challenge in rural parts of Zimbabwe, an expert has stated.
The Tanzanian government has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing pregnant women in the country dying unnecessarily.
According to Fabian Massawe, regional commissioner in Kagera, policymakers are focusing on constructing new health facilities and improving healthcare delivery across the nation, reports the Tanzanian Daily News.
Efforts to curb the number of maternal deaths in the Tanga Region of Tanzania appear to be paying off.
According to Chiku Gallawa, regional commissioner in the area, the death rate had stood at 280 fatalities for every 100,000 women in 2005, the Tanzania Daily News reports.
However, the figure recorded in 2012 was 182 per 100,000 females.
Many people in Mexico are against the idea of allowing professional midwives to act independently, an expert has noted.
According to Dr Dylis Walker, an obstetrics specialist from the US, there is "huge resistance" in the country to the notion of putting midwives on the same level as a physician, Fronteras reports.
Efforts to tackle the spread of HIV in Ethiopia may be undermined by a lack of disclosure among carriers of the infection.
According to Brown University in the US and Ethiopia's Jimma University, two-thirds of people have made their spouse aware that they suffer from HIV.