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New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

Too many girls and women continue to die and to face both the short and long-term negative consequences of unsafe abortion – yet information is lacking on how health care providers and systems can best provide quality care for girls and women with abortion-related complications. In recognition of this research gap, HRP, WHO and partners […]

Gender Commission Welcomes Implementation of Teenage Pregnancy Policy

Gender Commission Welcomes Implementation of Teenage Pregnancy Policy

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has welcomed the announcement that the Teenage Pregnancy Policy will be implemented from January 2022. The policy, which was recently approved by Cabinet, will allow female learners who are pregnant to continue with their education, as do male learners who impregnate them. “Early, unplanned learner pregnancies subject girls to […]

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. The pandemic has caused a global economic crisis and Liberia, being one of the poorest in Sub-Sahara Africa, has not been spared its brunt. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

A Reflection of the Maternal Status in Nigeria

A Reflection of the Maternal Status in Nigeria

In this report, Sunday Ehigiator examines how proper financing of maternal medicines-drugs and medication, can help reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in Nigeria given that many pregnant women still can’t afford or lack access to quality healthcare and drugs, before, during and after labour. Maternal mortality and morbidity have continued to be a significant problem […]

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

-More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. The situation is even worse in rural Liberia where access to health facility for women has always […]

Caesarian Section (C-Section)

Caesarian Section (C-Section)

Create a discussion on Caesarian Section in a gathering of African women and the varied opinions you will get summarizes C-Section as a wrong, bad and abnormal thing that should not be done and when it is done, should not be spoken about. Most of these opinions are driven by cultural and religious beliefs rather […]

Gender Commission Opposes Punitive Clauses in Teen Pregnancy Bill

Gender Commission Opposes Punitive Clauses in Teen Pregnancy Bill

Girls will only be readmitted to school 12 months after giving birth, if a new Bill becomes law. The clause is contained in the Care and Protection of Child Parents Bill, which is making its way through the Senate. But the National Gender and Equality Commission said the clause is “inherently discriminatory” and violates the […]

Doctors Now Push for Vaccination of Pregnant Women as Infections Surge

Doctors Now Push for Vaccination of Pregnant Women as Infections Surge

Pregnant women are showing poor outcomes once they get infected with Covid-19, with doctors raising the alarm over the increased risk of maternal, foetal, and neonatal complications. Experts are now saying that it could be time to consider vaccinating pregnant women because the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (Kogs) […]

Malaysian Mothers Fight Government Over ‘Sexist’ Citizenship Law

Malaysian Mothers Fight Government Over ‘Sexist’ Citizenship Law

Former Malaysian squash champion Choong Wai Li has a cabinet full of trophies from the five years she played for her country, but if her son were to inherit her sporting talents he would not be able to represent the nation. That is because Malaysia is one of 25 countries that do not give mothers […]

Nigeria Records 2.5m Unintended Pregnancies Annually

Nigeria Records 2.5m Unintended Pregnancies Annually

If good measures are taken, the annual number of unplanned births would decrease from 885,000 to 200,000 and the number of abortions would drop from 1.3 million to 287,000,” the official said. Due to what they described as unmet needs of contraceptives in Nigeria, health experts have said Nigeria annually records about 2.5 million cases […]

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