Researchers are puzzled by the sudden spike.
A study in the September issue of "Obstetrics and Gynecology," found that the number of women who died from complications from pregnancy and childbirth in Texas nearly doubled from 2010
Texas has seen an “unusual,” dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy-related causes in the last five years, according to a new study.
In 2010, a total of 72 Texan women died of pregnancy-related causes—a number that, by 2012, more than doubled to 148.
Funny how those two things coincide.
A new study shows that the number of women dying from pregnancy complications in Texas has inexplicably doubled, a trend that seems isolated to the...
The numbers and rate of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas women has nearly doubled in the years since the state's drastic 2011 reduction in funding for Planned Parenthood and other women's health clinics, according to a new study. Though the study found a significant increase in such deaths nationally, no other state had a spike near as dramatic as Texas, a finding that mystified both study authors and a state committee formed three years ago to ascertain why maternal mortality is such a problem here. "The Texas data was one of the study's most striking things," said Marian MacDorman, a professor at the University of Maryland Population Research Center and the study's lead author. The study article, published this month in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, cited the funding cuts as a possible factor but said "the doubling of a mortality rate within a 2-year period in a state with almost 400,000 annual births seems unlikely in the absence of
Texas showed the sharpest increase of maternal deaths of all U.S. states between 2000 and 2014, with that rate doubling in the two-year period after the state slashed funding for Planned Parenthood and women's health programs, according to a study to be published next month.Many of the family planning clinics that lost funding or closed were an "entry point into the health care system" for women—leading to a ripple effect of difficulty obtaining care.
We're failing women.
Pregnancy-related deaths nearly doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2012, and researchers are at a loss to say why. According to a new study, published i ...
The Supreme Court struck down parts of a Texas law that would have made abortions harder to execute, by a 5-3 vote, on June 27.
The study, published Wednesday in the Lancet, found that the worldwide abortion rate dropped slightly from 1990 to 2014, to 35 from 40 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age. The difference between developed and developing countries is directly correlated with contraception use, said the lead author, Gilda Sedgh, the principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health organization that supports abortion rights. Rather, she said, in many developing countries, women do not receive enough education about contraceptive methods, and many think they can avoid pregnancy without contraception or worry about potential side effects. "The highest and lowest abortion rates exist in countries with liberal abortion laws," said Sedge, noting that the highest rates are in Eastern Europe and that the lowest are in Western and Northern Europe and in the United States and Canada.
One area of concern for pro-lifers is that an increasing percentage of abortions are being paid for by Medicaid.
Research reveals that one in every four pregancies end up being terminated. With this, a Christian center focused on providing sex education and advice regarding pregnancy said that disseminating more information could lessen the chances of girls and women seeking to have abortions.
A global report released by the World Health Organization and the Guttmacher Institute estimates that every one in four pregnancies ends in abortion. "Some
If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision.
Research suggests that if you live in Africa and are pregnant, you are more likely to abort your baby compared to women in First World countries.
According to a new study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization, abortion rates have declined “significantly” in developed countries, while remaining virtually unchanged in developing countries between 1990 and 2014. According to the report, the global abortion rate declined during the 25-year period, but...
A new analysis of global abortions shows a stark divide between what's happening in wealthier, developed countries versus their their poorer and less developed ...
A new study sheds some light.