The Importance of Contraception

Even as we were still reeling from the “avalanche” of donations prompted by Nicholas Kristof’s column last week, he – again – mentions Edna Hospital in his Sunday NY Times column. The context this time is sad. A woman died in Somaliland of complications from childbirth leaving 8 children without a mother. She is among about 350,000 women who die in childbirth...
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Birth Control in Afghanistan

Encouraging news out of Afghanistan: Some mullahs in Afghanistan are distributing condoms. Others are quoting the Quran to encourage longer breaks between births. Health experts say contraception is starting to catch on in a country with the world’s second highest maternal death rate. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest fertility rates, averaging more than six babies per woman...
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