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Latest items for CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Dr. Beatrice Burger is a doctor at Bangladesh’s only clinic dealing with fistula – a complication during birth that causes reproductive organs, rectum, and bladder to split" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 11:05 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Likewise, the US is counting cases of microcephaly and other Zika-related birth defects in aborted fetuses — if officials learn about the cases and are able to test for presence of the virus. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started reporting on babies born in the US with birth defects linked to Zika infection, as well as pregnancies affected where the fetus wasn’t carried to term. That second category, called pregnancy losses, includes miscarriages, stillbirths, and terminations where the fetus is seen to have birth defects and tests positive for the virus"(para 29-30)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"A recent report from the WHO’s regional office for the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization — known as PAHO — acknowledged that fact. Of nearly 5,300 pregnant Colombian women suspected or confirmed to have been infected with Zika and whose pregnancies had concluded by the last week in April, 316 did not give birth. The report noted 68 percent of those pregnancies ended in abortions, while most of the rest ended in stillbirth"(para 9)."The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"'The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning to women, such as declaring a health emergency or advising women to delay pregnancy.The requests [for abortion inducing drugs] to WoW [the nonprofit, Women of Web] from Colombia and El Salvador rose nearly 39 percent and early 36 percent, respectively"(para 24-25)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"'Here Zika is a major problem and the health authorities do not help with it. … I have no resources at this time and want to ask for your help because fear overwhelms me. What if the baby is born sick?' an email from Venezuela asked"(para 23). This email was sent to Women of Web, an online nonprofit that sends abortion inducing drugs to women in countries where safe abortions are not generally available (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"If this is an indication of the desperation women in affected countries feel, the steep rise in cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects observed in Brazil may not be repeated in countries whose [Zika] outbreaks started later, experts acknowledge"(para 5)."'I need to do an abortion because of the great risk of infection with Zika here. … Please help me. My economic situation is extremely difficult!' one anonymous email from Brazil wrote [to Women on Web]"(para 22)
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Even today, postnatal women keep in dirt, inhumane cowshed in Bajura, Humla and Mugu. They are so far behind from the popular activities of government such as regular pregnancy check-up, safe delivery, nutrition"(para 1)."'Today, it was 12 days of my child delivery. I am living in this shed since child delivery. I am here because myself and my baby is not allow to touch by family members at home. I am not living in this cowshed during menstruation and childbirth, but also all women members from my family are living here. My maternal house is in Humla, all women live in cowshed like this. I have already delivered five babies. ...more
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Leading nutritionists employed by the Ministry of Food at the time [of World War II] were also keen to use the opportunity to improve the nutrition of pregnant women and children, who often had poorer nutrition if from poorer backgrounds. So the nutritional needs of pregnant women, babies, and children were prioritised"(68)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Disease has been reduced and nutrition has improved. Barquera et al. (2006) reported less disease amongst preschoolers, increases in the proportion of pregnant women attending health centres, reduction in morbidity among adults, and reduction in anaemia in undertwos"(62)
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

¨AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, ´You decide your birthing position.´Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including their tradition of giving birth in an upright position. Many women chose to deliver at home instead, where they would be unable to access help if complications arose.But today, attitudes are changing. With UNFPA’s support, the health ministry and a women’s advocacy group have devised a way to make childbirth both safe and culturally sensitive.´I was ...more
July 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

``I.V. v Bolivia concerns the involuntary sterilization in 2000 of an immigrant woman from Peru in a public hospital in Bolivia during a caesarean section``(para 1). ¨The Court’s unequivocal articulation of the right of women to make decisions concerning reproductive health, without being subjected to discrimination based on stereotypes or power relations, is important in this first case by an international or regional tribunal addressing this in the context of sterilization. It could also apply to other reproductive health care contexts, such as the case for abortion¨(para 5)
July 10, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The preterm birthrate — babies born before 37 weeks of gestation — increased to 9.84 percent from 9.63 percent in 2015. This is the second year in a row of increases in preterm birth after a decline of 8 percent from 2007 to 2014. The highest rate of preterm birth was among non-Hispanic blacks, at 13.75 percent, and lowest among Asians, at 8.63 percent" (p 12-13)
July 10, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016, 31.9 percent of births were by cesarean section, compared with 32 percent in 2015" (p 14)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Table 5.2 outlines prenatal care, infant mortality, and low birth weight by race and ethnicity for 2011. Percent of all American mothers beginning prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy is 83.6%. For white women specifically: 85.7%. For Hispanic women: 82.6%. For Black women: 80.9%. For Asian/Pacific Islander women: 83.9%. For Native American women: 81% (176)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported persistent segregation of Romani women in maternity wards in several hospitals in the eastern part of the country, where hospital management lodged them separately from non-Romani women and did not permit them to use the same bathrooms and toilets. The hospitals claimed they grouped persons according to their levels of hygiene and adaptability, not by race" (26).
April 18, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"About 23.3 per cent of women in reproductive age are also malnourished. About 31.2 per cent of pregnant women are anemic and 5 per cent of children are born underweight...Most children under 24 months, and 50 per cent of pregnant and breastfeeding women have insufficient dietary diversity leading to micronutrient deficiencies and unacceptably high prevalence of chronic and acute malnutrition" (para 1-2). "The most common cause of maternal mortality in DPRK is post-partum hemorrhage, with women who give birth at home most at risk. Approximately nine per cent of all women still deliver at home, with 67 per cent of maternal deaths occurring amongst women who deliver at home" (para ...more
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In previous years skilled health personnel attended virtually all births, and more than 90 percent of mothers received prenatal and postnatal care" (25).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"According to the most recent UN Population Fund data, maternal mortality rate was 380 per 100,000 live births, with 37 percent of births assisted by skilled attendants" (25). "Most women used 'matrons,' often experienced but untrained local women, to help them give birth at home or in nonmedical facilities. Health-care professionals attributed this practice to the poor and inconsistent quality of maternity services at hospitals and clinics. While most women in rural provinces chose to deliver at home, many women in urban areas with access to professional delivery services also chose to deliver at home" (26).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reported that 98 of 114 health centers offered family planning services..." (11). "Skilled health-care providers attended 93 percent of pregnant women at least once during pregnancy; however, skilled health-care workers attended only 44 percent of live births" (11).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Health care for pregnant women, including caesarian surgery, was free and included limited access to skilled attendance during childbirth, prenatal care, essential obstetric care, and postpartum care. Patients, however, often had to offer medical staff between 385,000 GNF ($50) and 770,000 GNF ($100) to ensure services and accompanying measures were effective. A government survey estimated 85 percent of girls and women of reproductive age received prenatal care, and 45 percent had a skilled birth attendant present during childbirth; only 40 percent of births occurred at a health facility or hospital" (22).
March 14, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, BR-PRACTICE-1

"The UNFPA attributed Armenia’s sex-discriminatory abortions to 'patriarchal structures' and a trend for smaller families, as well as easy access to prenatal scans and abortions" (para 13).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"On top of the hardships suffered by all IDP camp residents, Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that women and girls are additionally harmed by sexualviolence, the need to engage in survival sex, and a lack of access to family planning, prenatal and obstetric care" (3).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"While more than 95 percent of women received some prenatal care, the quality of that care was widely perceived to be inadequate. The 2014 DHS found 74 percent of deliveries occurred with the assistance of a skilled health-care provider, likely due to free pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care being included in benefits under the National Health Insurance Scheme. Postpartum care indicators showed that 78 percent of women had a postnatal checkup in the first two days after birth" (15).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided free childbirth delivery services, including prenatal and postnatal care. Emergency obstetric and reproductive health care, including for the management of complications arising from abortion, was available" (15).
March 1, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Most women gave birth in hospitals, where skilled attendance at birth and essential prenatal, obstetric, and postpartum care were available" (18).
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The DHS also showed delivery with a skilled birth attendant had risen from 10 to 16 percent" (29).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Ninety-eight percent of childbirths in urban areas took place in health facilities, while 53 percent of childbirths in rural areas did, according to a 2012 Djibouti Family Health Survey (DFHS) study. The same study reported 88 percent of women received appropriate prenatal care. Although there was a large disparity between women in the capital and in rural areas, 53 percent of women received postpartum care" (20).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Although the country achieved successes in promoting hospital births, a university study cited problems, including: a lack of monitoring of adherence to norms, protocols, and quality of care standards; a generalized lack of accountability and an insufficient culture of patient safety; inadequate referrals and counter-referrals; residents filling in for attending physicians without sufficient supervision; and a dehumanized attitude fostered by a lack of accountability of public health professionals regarding poor persons using public health-care services" (30).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Skilled health personnel attended 59 percent of births" (21). "In urban areas access to contraception and skilled attendance during childbirth were available to women who could afford them. For women who were poor or lived in rural areas, transportation and the cost of services posed significant barriers to accessing health centers and hospitals" (22).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"At times pregnant women delayed seeking health-care services due to cost and lack of knowledge of the seriousness of a health problem" (28).