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Topics: Maternal Mortality

While Admitting Risks, WHO Continues to Recommend Injectable Contraceptives for Women at High Risk of Contracting HIV

Since 1991, numerous studies have shown that injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may increase women’s risk of contracting HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now changed its recommendations on certain injectable contraceptives in light of mounting evidence and increasing concern. A new guidance statement recently released by the WHO has moved progestogen-only injectable contraceptives from category 1 to category 2 for women at high risk of contracting HIV. A meta-analytical study[1] sponsored by the Population …

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Legalizing Abortion in Chile Would Have Dire Consequences

Laws protecting unborn life could soon be swept away in Chile, a deeply pro-life South American nation—if the far-left socialist Chilean President Michelle Bachelet gets her way. Chile’s lower legislature on March 17th, for the first time in that Catholic country’s history, approved of a bill that would legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal abnormality, and when the mother’s life is at risk. It remains to be seen how the Senate will act on …

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Permissive Abortion Laws Do Not Reduce Maternal Deaths

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has found that laws that restrict or prevent abortion do not lead to higher maternal mortality rates. In fact, the study, based on recent data from Mexico, showed precisely the opposite: higher maternal mortality rates were seen in Mexican states that had relaxed their abortion laws, while lower maternal mortality rates were seen in states where laws restricting abortion were in place. These findings refute the …

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

With its vast natural resources, the African country of Nigeria has the wherewithal to lift itself out of poverty without foreign help.  If it would put its oil money to work educating its population, building a first-rate infrastructure, and creating an industrial base, it could be another Japan. But the West is trying to impose another agenda on the African giant. Instead of encouraging industrialization, the West talks about “sustainable development” (read: slow or no …

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Nigerian Women Don’t Want What the U.S. is Peddling

                      With a population of 177 million, Nigeria has long been a target of population controllers. It is listed in NSSM 200, the infamous Nixon/Kissinger document which launched the war on people, as a country of special concern. As such, it has gotten more than its share of the abortifacients, sterilizing agents, and contraceptives that the American government has poured into Africa over the past …

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On Abortion and Maternal Mortality

  “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” —Mark Twain   Nothing will build the legitimacy of your arguments more than using terms correctly, and nothing will destroy it faster than using terms incorrectly. But understanding terms outside your immediate field of expertise is a daunting task. So we at Population Research Institute compiled easy reference pages—complete with visual graphics—for definitions of …

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Definitions of Maternal Mortality

Researchers use multiple terms to get some idea of how at risk a population is, and childbearing women in particular. It makes sense to keep data on all of these metrics, even though there are only small differences between some of them, but it’s especially important to keep them apart. A news item that mistakenly said “maternal mortality ratio” instead of “rate” could make a situation in some region sound much worse than it is. …

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Why Do Filipino Women Die in Childbirth?

The Philippines has long been under pressure from the U.S and elsewhere to adopt a China-like population control program, with the latest argument being that the mandatory provision of contraceptives will reduce maternal mortality in the island nation. The Philippines is a target because of its size and its still robust fertility. It is one of the 15 most populous nations in the world and has an annual population growth rate of over 2%.[1] Only three …

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