Contraception and health

@article{Cleland2012ContraceptionAH,
  title={Contraception and health},
  author={J. Cleland and A. Conde-Agudelo and H. Peterson and J. Ross and A. Tsui},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={380},
  pages={149-156}
}
  • J. Cleland, A. Conde-Agudelo, +2 authors A. Tsui
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40% over the past 20 years, merely by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies. By preventing high-risk pregnancies, especially in women of high parities, and those that would have ended in unsafe abortion, increased contraceptive use has reduced the maternal mortality ratio--the risk of maternal death per 100,000 livebirths--by about 26% in little more than a decade. A further 30% of maternal… CONTINUE READING

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