Background Paper Abstract:
Each year at least 350,000 women around the world die from complications related to pregnancy. Although pregnancy is not a disease, roughly 1,400 women die each day from causes such as hemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, obstructed delivery, unsafe abortions, or post-abortion complications. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable . . .
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