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47,000 women die every
year due to complications of

unsafe abortion.

70% of maternal deaths
occuring in developing countries
could be avoided if the world
doubled its
investment in
family planning and maternal
and newborn health care.

74% of all maternal deaths
could be avoided if women had

access to the interventions
needed to address complications
during pregnancy and childbirth.

Maternal Health

Control over their own fertility can allow women to reduce their chances of a high-risk pregnancy (including those that occur too late or early in life, or too soon after a previous birth) and associated complications. It can also reduce harmful reproductive stress and maternal nutritional depletion  and reduce unsafe abortions.

Gender inequality around the world > Social > Health > Maternal Health

    The face of poverty is female

    What is SRHR?
    Equal opportunities for all

Gender inequality around the world 
    1. Health
    Maternal health
    2. Education
    Early and forced marriage
    Discrimination against girls
    Comprehensive sexuality education
    3. Sexual and Gender Based Violence
    1. Unpaid care burdens
    2. Formal and informal markets
    3. Empowerment
    1. Discrimination
    2. Changing social norms
    3. Peace building
IPPF’s recommendations: 6 steps for moving towards equality and sustainable development
    1. Laws that support sexual and reproductive health and rights
    2. Funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights
    3. Measure the outcomes that really matter
    4. Engage men and boys as partners in gender transformative change
    5. Laws to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence
    6. Strengthening political capacity of women at the grassroots level

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