Spotlight on Family Planning

Publication Date:
11 July 2012
Africa, Health and Medicine, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sustainable Development, Women and Gender

AllAfrica continues to examine the high death rate of African women during pregnancy and childbirth. Policy makers and health advocates told us why they believe access to contraception will save the lives of both mothers and babies.


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