Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: an analysis of 172 countries

@article{Ahmed2012MaternalDA,
  title={Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: an analysis of 172 countries},
  author={Saifuddin Ahmed and Qingfeng Li and L. Liu and A. Tsui},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={380},
  pages={111-125}
}
BACKGROUND Family planning is one of the four pillars of the Safe Motherhood Initiative to reduce maternal death in developing countries. We aimed to estimate the effect of contraceptive use on maternal mortality and the expected reduction in maternal mortality if the unmet need for contraception were met, at country, regional, and world levels. METHOD We extracted relevant data from the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG) database, the UN World Contraceptive Use 2010… Expand
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