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Originally posted by Horus_Re
There are many theories as to why women are dying while in their late stages of their pregnancy,during delivery and even after.
It' a really sad thing to imagine that they're being killed for their babies..so they can Sell them to whealthy parents who can't have kids of their own..It's difficult to paint a whole picture involving all these issues...but I found some interesting aticles...
Woman living in sub-Saharan Africa have a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth
According to the “Maternal Mortality Report 2000”, estimates developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Population Fund (UNFPA), a woman living in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. This compares with a 1 in 2,800 risk for a woman from a developed region. These findings are contained in this new global report on maternal mortality. The report is the first of a new analytical technique that has been used to estimate the number of deaths among pregnant women in countries where accurate figures are hard to come by.
Increased Risk of Dying from Pregnancy among Hispanic Women in the United States
The first national study of pregnancy-related deaths in Hispanic women in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that pregnancy-related deaths occur more frequently in Hispanic women than in non-Hispanic white women. Because Hispanic women have a higher risk of death associated with pregnancy than non-Hispanic white women, more research and surveillance are needed to determine the medical and non-medical factors that contribute to the problem, according to the study’s authors. "Pregnancy-Related Mortality in Hispanic Women in the United States," released in the November 1999 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, is based on a review of all reported pregnancy-related deaths occurring between 1979 and 1992 in states reporting Hispanic origin for each year of the study. Following are key findings: