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A Spike in Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas Spurs Soul-Searching

Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.

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Texas Has Developed World’s Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

The death rate from pregnancy-related complications doubled in the state between 2010 and 2014, and health advocates blame Republicans for cutting funding for women’s health care clinics.

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Good News for Pregnant Women in Republic of Congo

Although more than half of the women in the world who die during childbirth perish in sub-Saharan Africa, the Republic of Congo’s government has efficiently allotted funds toward improving infant delivery conditions. The results have been a 50 percent decrease in maternal deaths in the past 10 years.

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