WOMEN’S HEALTH

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WOMEN’S HEALTH CH. 26 A. Germain
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WOMEN’S HEALTH Beginning 21th century the root causes of girls and women’s ill health and death are: Discrimination Sexism Gender inequality Inequity If policy makers, communities and families don’t end these ,we can expect increasing suffering and misery for women and their families
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FACTS FROM WHO Every minute every day one woman dies because there is no one to help during childbirth or provide safe abortion, 1999 600,000 women dies every year because of permission or access to go to clinic or refused an abortion. 1996 15 million women left disable or chronically ill because of permission or access to go to clinic or refused an abortion. 1995
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FACTS from WHO 20 million unsafe abortion each year, this cause 13-14% maternal deaths. 1998 330 million new STD infections occur annually, half are young people 1999 Maternal mortality represents largest gap between rich and poor countries because of sexism, gender inequality and inequity (200 times more in South Asia and Africa than USA). 1996
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