Global HealthPregnancy and childbirth, as it relates to global health.
Pregnancy and childbirth, as it relates to global health.
In India, which ranks 142 out of 180 countries for safety and freedom of the press, journalists have braved backlash to take a firmer stance against Prime Minister Modi's handling of the pandemic after the country's deadly second wave this spring.
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Khasrat and Qadar Gul struggle to reconcile their cleric's teachings against contraception with husband Qadar's desire not to father more children. "We are poor and cannot afford a bigger family," Qadar Gul says.
Cassimo Bique, an OB-GYN, sits with traditional birth attendants in Mozambique. Bique is an advocate for the drug misoprostol, which can prevent postpartum hemorrhaging in women.
Many of the women in the community called "The 25th of June" began childbearing as teenagers in Mozambique. They all say that soon after their first periods, they took part in an initiation ritual called okanone that taught them about sex.