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.

[verified 4/22/14]

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