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    Trends of female mortality from cancer of the breast and cancer of the genital organs.

    Pascua M

    Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 1956; 15:5-41.

    The author reviews that mortality statistics from cancer of the breast in females and from malignant neoplasms of the uterus and of the other female genital organs for nineteen countries over the years 1920-53, first considering the general trend of the mortality series for each group of diseases for all ages and then analysing for each sector of mortality the changes which have occurred in the age-specific death-rates in some pivotal years during the same period. Considerable differences in the levels of total mortality from each group of tumours for various countries are noted. The important variations among age-specific death-rates for cancer of the breast in females and for uterine neoplasms in various countries are examined and their significance is commented upon. (excerpt)
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    Reproductive health in Iraq in need of rehabilitation.

    Population 2005. 2003 Dec; 5(4):9.

    A survey conducted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the International Center for Migration and Health, has tracked startling statistics regarding the health system in Iraq. According to UNFPA, the number of women who die from pregnancy and childbirth in Iraq has close to tripled since 1990. Among the causes of the reported 310 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2002 are bleeding, ectopic pregnancies and prolonged labor. In addition, stress and exposure to chemical contaminants are also partly to blame for the rise in miscarriages among Iraqi women. Access to medical facilities is becoming more difficult for women due to breakdowns in security and weakened communication and transport systems. This has caused nearly 65 per cent of Iraqi women to give birth at home, the majority without skilled help. (excerpt)
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    Concern rises over high incidence of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

    Bulgachimeg B; Oyun C

    Adolescence Education Newsletter. 2001 Dec; 4(2):11.

    In Mongolia, incidence of unwanted pregnancies and abortions remain high despite legislation of contraceptives, family planning (FP) programs, and adoption of UN Population Fund's (UNFPAs) reproductive health approach. A research paper by the National Centre for Health Development was produced in an effort to undertake policy and program decisions to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions in this country. Moreover, the paper provides a basis for a qualitative survey to be conducted by the Ministry of Health. The study analyzes and defines abortion levels and trends as well as the social and economic characteristics of women who undergo abortion. Furthermore, it serves as a guide to ongoing research on unwanted pregnancies and abortions among adolescents. Lastly, the study recommends strengthening of FP services, improving logistics and management services to ensure timely and adequate supply of contraceptives, provision of counseling for all women and the production of information, education, and communication materials.
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    Child mortality levels and survival patterns from southern Sudan.

    Roth EA; Kurup KB

    JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE. 1990 Jul; 22(3):365-72.

    Data from a 1985 survey in 2 urban centers in Sudan, Juba and Wau, were analyzed to assess childhood mortality levels and the effect of UNICEF's health care program. A sample of 5120 mothers (Juba, 3061 and Wau, 2059) with 21,509 children were collected from the towns. Logistic regression analysis was used to delineate determinants of child survival. The child mortality measures denote continued high infant and child mortality levels for Southern Sudan. 3 components of the UNICEF program were significantly associated with child survival: oral rehydration therapy, maternal education and immunization. The study concludes that maternal education is the most important determinant of child survival, affecting both the cure and prevention of child ill- health. (Author's modified).
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