Maternal health News – the latest from Al Jazeera

Philippines

Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines

While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, numbers are rising in the Philippines.

Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines

Al Jazeera World

Lebanon: The Refugees' Midwife

The human impact of the Syrian war through the eyes of a Lebanese midwife helping pregnant Syrian refugees give birth.

Health

US bans 'fetus', 'diversity' in health agency budget

Trump slammed after Washington Post reports seven words are prohibited in health agency budget documents.

'Fetus', 'transgender' banned in CDC budget: Report

El Salvador

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Court rejects appeal of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, who was convicted of homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Reporter's Notebook

'Women and girls will die': Trump's foreign aid rule on abortion

An insight into the far-reaching consequences of Donald Trump's ban on US funds going to foreign aid organisations that promote or perform abortions.

People & Power

Trump and the Ethics of Foreign Aid

What are the consequences of President Trump's decision to slash US aid to international NGOs that promote abortion?

Maternal health

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

In Tijuana, two women who call themselves 'frontier midwives' are supporting women neglected by the healthcare system.

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

Opinion

Revelations from the ridiculous

Or how in America no one dies from having no access to healthcare.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Maternal health

New drug can reduce maternal deaths 'by a third'

Trial of 20,000 women shows deaths from heavy bleeding after giving birth reduced by 30 percent with tranexamic acid.

REWIND

Behind America's Infant Mortality Crisis

Fault Lines investigates why, despite advanced prenatal care, so many infant lives are at risk in the US.

South Africa

Why South Africa's plan to boost breast-feeding fails

South Africa's low breast-feeding rates are of concern as infant mortality is increasing.

Why South Africa's plan to boost breast-feeding fails

Reporter's Notebook

India: How old is too old to have a baby?

A look at the growing phenomenon of elderly mothers in India and controversy surrounding the ethics of the country's booming IVF industry.

Syria's War

Two killed, babies wounded in strike on Idlib hospital

Two killed and several wounded in air strike on maternity hospital in rebel-held part of Idlib, says Save the Children.

The People’s Health

Thailand's Remote Lifesavers

What are the challenges facing young Thai doctors providing life-saving care to their country's rural population?

101 East

PNG's Bundles of Joy

We follow a medical team on Papua New Guinea's remote islands working to reduce the rate of deaths during childbirth.