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Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Priska Neely

13 July 2018

Ohio, United States

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The Global Infant Safe Sleep Center is tackling the sobering statistic that black babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday than white babies are in the United States. The Center focuses on educati...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

1 March 2018

Nigeria

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Nigerian women account for an outsized proportion of maternal deaths worldwide, many of which were caused by preventable problems such as post-partum hemorrhaging (PPH). A study of providers found that oxytocin was be...

The New York Times

Miriam Zoila Perez

14 February 2018

Winter Garden, Florida, United States

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A Florida clinic has achieved success caring for pregnant women from traditionally marginalized communities and helping them deliver healthy babies. The clinic’s care is distinguished by access for women with all type...

The New York Times

Jina Moore

13 January 2018

Lenkisem, Kenya

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Seleiman Bishagazi and the Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) are piloting a program that is on track to stop the practice of female genital mutilation. When a girl undergoes circumcision, her family receives m...

Al Jazeera

Claudia Bellante

3 December 2017

Tijuana, Mexico

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Pregnant women at the US-Mexico border are often living in hard conditions and facing obstetric violence at public hospitals or being pushed into c-sections at private clinics. 'Parteras Fronterizas' offers an alterna...

Vox

Julia Belluz

29 June 2017

California, United States

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The USA is seeing rising maternal mortality rates in recent years. It shows higher rates than most developed countries, in part due to the country's lack of attention to women's health. California is reversing this tr...

News Deeply

Nina Teggarty

7 April 2017

Armenia

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In Armenia, sons are far more desired than daughters leading to a high prevalence of sex-selective abortions that is resulting in a shortage of girls. 'Save the Children' works with families to help them see how simil...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 July 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Compared with other developed countries, the United States has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy. However, Colorado has collaborated with foundations, private donors, and has taken advantage of Obamacare’s coverage t...

Al Jazeera

Alex Finn

25 October 2015

Papua New Guinea

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A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Anna Claire Vollers

27 May 2015

Alabama, United States

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Rural areas are seeing the shut down of medical services such as Labor & Delivery units, making it harder for expectant mothers to receive proper care. Dr. Waits in Bibb County is opening a Labor & delivery unit throu...

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Anna Gorman

10 May 2015

Newport Beach, California, United States

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, under pressure from the insurance network to lower maternity costs, used a number of tools to lower the rate of cesarean sections done. The changes not only helped drastically redu...

Women's eNews

Molly Ginty

20 April 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Many African American women are reluctant to breastfeed their babies. The Mother Nuture Project at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center offers peer counseling to educate women (mostly African American) and e...

Deseret News

Lane Anderson

4 July 2014

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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The United States has the highest mother mortality rates of any developed country. Through a clinic on wheels, Merck for Mothers is giving prenatal check-ups to low-income pregnant women in Philadelphia and curbing de...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

7 May 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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The rate of Cesarean sections is on the rise in the United States, despite the higher risks of hysterectomy, hemorrhage, and infection, as well as the elevated expense. San Francisco General’s maternity ward, however,...

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