Birth Control and maternal deaths from abortions
Birth control reduces health risks, the researchers said, by delaying first pregnancies, which carry higher risks in very young women; cutting down on unsafe abortions, which account for 13 percent of all maternal deaths in developing countries; and controlling dangers associated with pregnancies that are too closely spaced.
Sabrina Tavernise, "Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third." The New York Times. The New York Times, 9 July 2012. Web. 16 July 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/health/meeting-contraception-needs-cou...