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Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....


Safe Motherhood in Bangladesh

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - Every year, thousands of women in Bangladesh die from avoidable causes related to childbirth. The majority of women still give birth at home, where lack of access to a skilled...


South Sudan: Midwives Fighting to Save Lives

South Sudan suffers from one of the highest levels of maternal mortality in the world. Mothers usually deliver at home with no access to skilled birth attendants. The UN Population Fund is helping to train community m...


Uzbekistan Midwifery

Uzbekistan has reasonable maternal access in the major towns and cities but in rural areas access for pregnant mothers is still lacking. Mothers usually deliver at home with no access to skilled birth attendants. The ...


Ecuador provides birth choices to save lives

Ten years ago, Ecuador, in South America, passed a law giving women free maternal health care. However, cultural barriers and traditional practices among indigenous peoples have kept many women from accepting it. A ne...


Guyana: Adolescent moms graduate

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - In many places around the world, teenage pregnancy is on the rise. In Guyana, an initiative supported by the UN Population Fund promotes family planning and helps teenage moms ...