Maternal health in resource-poor urban settings: how does women's autonomy influence the utilization of obstetric care services?

@article{Fotso2009MaternalHI,
  title={Maternal health in resource-poor urban settings: how does women's autonomy influence the utilization of obstetric care services?},
  author={Jean Christophe Fotso and Alex Ezeh and Hildah Essendi},
  journal={Reproductive Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
BACKGROUND Despite various international efforts initiated to improve maternal health, more than half a million women worldwide die each year as a result of complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. This research was guided by the following questions: 1) How does women's autonomy influence the choice of place of delivery in resource-poor urban settings? 2) Does its effect vary by household wealth? and 3) To what extent does women's autonomy mediate the relationship between women's… CONTINUE READING

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