Clandestine and Unsafe Abortion Common in Malawi

Clandestine and Unsafe Abortion Common in Malawi

New Evidence Can Inform Policy Discussions on Reducing Maternal Deaths New research estimates 141,000 abortions occurred in Malawi in 2015—at an annual rate of 38 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age—all of which indicates that abortion is common in the country. The majority of these procedures were performed under clandestine and unsafe conditions and often resulted in complications. The research, which was conducted by the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and the Centre for Reproductive Health…

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A safe and highly effective vaccine, tragically underused

A safe and highly effective vaccine, tragically underused

by Helen Rees | University of the Witwatersrand We can protect young girls against HPV and save millions of lives from cervical cancer – let’s make it a priority I never met my grandmother. She died in her mid-forties, a housewife married to a coalminer in a poor Welsh mining community. Although my father was never sure, he thought that she died from cancer of the ‘neck of the womb’ – what we now call…

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