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World Bank must re-evaluate its strategies to cut maternal mortality

March 6, 2012

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Deaths in childbirth would drop further if the bank cut fees and expanded grants in its spending on reproductive health Posted by Elizabeth Arend Tuesday 6 March 2012 Children hold placards during a campaign in Freetown against maternal deaths in Sierre Leone, which has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. […]

Revealed: The best and worst places to be a woman

March 4, 2012

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An Independent on Sunday investigation to mark International Women’s Day unearths some surprising results… Sarah Morrison Sunday 04 March 2012 When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British […]

Britain’s first ‘male mother’: Man born a woman is first in UK to give birth despite having sex change

February 13, 2012

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The man had hormone treatment to reactivate his womb He is one of only five ‘male mums’ in the world The baby is thought to have been delivered by cesarean section By Fiona Macrae Last updated at 10:49 PM on 12th February 2012 Expecting: World’s first male mum Thomas Beatie – born Tracy Lagondino – […]

India: Male Activists Enhance Pre and Postnatal Care

January 28, 2012

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By Manipadma Jena Male Health Activists at a strategy session. Credit:Manipadma Jena/IPS BHUBANESHWAR, India, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – The primitive Juang tribe in remote Nola village on Chandragiri hill experienced its first three institutional childbirths only a month ago. Credit for the safe deliveries goes to Malay Ranjan Juanga, a ‘male health activist’ (MHA) […]

India: Male Activists Enhance Pre and Postnatal Care

January 28, 2012

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By Manipadma Jena Male Health Activists at a strategy session. Credit:Manipadma Jena/IPS BHUBANESHWAR, India, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – The primitive Juang tribe in remote Nola village on Chandragiri hill experienced its first three institutional childbirths only a month ago. Credit for the safe deliveries goes to Malay Ranjan Juanga, a ‘male health activist’ (MHA) […]

Special report Chemical warfare: the horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides

September 5, 2011

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Barry Estabrook1st September, 2011 Carlos Candelario was born without arms and legs. His mother had been exposed to a cocktail of toxic pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes   The ‘Immokalee babies’ were born with severe deformities after their mothers were each exposed to pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes. Barry Estabrook reports on the case that shocked the […]

Special report Chemical warfare: the horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides

September 5, 2011

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Barry Estabrook1st September, 2011 Carlos Candelario was born without arms and legs. His mother had been exposed to a cocktail of toxic pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes   The ‘Immokalee babies’ were born with severe deformities after their mothers were each exposed to pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes. Barry Estabrook reports on the case that shocked the […]