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    During the first half of the 20th century, the world of medical research began to flourish. As new treatments for chronic illnesses were being discovered, physicians, researchers, and social reformers sought to improve women’s health. Despite racial discrimination and poverty struggles, the efforts made greatly improved women’s access to healthcare. Maternal and infant death rates began to improve along with doctors’ attitudes towards their female patients. During a time period plagued with an environment of extreme racial discrimination, African American women had to overcome many obstacles to gain access to quality health care. From 1900 to 1935, “infant and maternal mortality rates were higher among blacks than whites in the United States.”…

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    The Biomedical Model

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    The reproductive system is the revolving focus in women 's health discourse. The events of pregnancy and motherhood are generally important milestones that may occur in the lives of women. According to the World Health Organization (2014), each day there are approximately 800 maternal deaths across the globe due to childbirth complications, and 99% of which are preventable deaths that occur in developing countries. The reason for this is that mothers face more difficulty in accessing health…

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    Lack Of Abortion

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    a major controversial topic in the United States regarding legal issues. Many people are against it, while others believe that it is the right of the mother to decide if she wants to carry the baby to full term or not. There has been an ongoing battle in the United States for many years regarding this issue and many people, especially women who have been raped and sexually assaulted are affected by the decisions that the society and government makes. As a result of such tragic occurrences, often…

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    In this week’s paper, I will be reflecting on the last several years living in Koraro, Ethiopia and my experience with death within this community or in the local health care facility that I worked in. I will describe in detail my first experience with death, such as the circumstance, and my feelings or emotions that were stimulated within me. I will explain how the community dealt with it. I will compare this situation to the ways it would have been dealt with had it happened in the United…

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    sacrifice the 97 percent of its public health work that had nothing to do with abortion, from which many people benefit directly” (“Political” 1). The Scientific American, a science and technology magazine, claims that 97% of all work done in a Planned Parenthood facility have nothing to do with abortion and actually focuses on various cancer screenings and educational services. Seventy-five percent of women seeking guidance are from low-income families or have a low-income themselves and…

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    One demographic factor that contributes to the onset of PPD is the age of the mother when she gets pregnant (Callister, Beckstand, & Corbett, 2010). Younger women are less likely to develop PPD (Boyce, 2003; Paykel et al., 1980). Younger mothers are at lower risk of PPD because they incorporate more up-to-date information relevant to prenatal care into their pregnancies and they are likely to have higher educations than those of higher maternal age (Beck, 2001). Khodadadi, Mahmoodi, &…

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    These needs include; reducing hunger, achieving universal primary education, empowering women, reducing childhood mortality, decreasing the spread of diseases, reducing maternal mortality, increasing environmental stability, and creating global partnerships (Millennium Development Goals, 2015). Throughout the novel, Nectar in A Sieve, the family struggles to achieve an acceptable standard of living. Since then, the Millennium Development Goals were to be completely adopted for an achievement…

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    Maternal Mortality

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    In the following report, the variable Maternal Mortality, and the variable Number of Physicians will be examined. The hypothesis going into this examination is that the two variables will have a strong relationship. The aim of this bivariate investigation is to determine whether or not this theory is correct. At first examination, it was decided that the two variables would be related, as the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth is increasingly unlikely when the number of doctors…

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    Maternal Mortality has been on a steady decline in developed countries such as the United States. However, in the under-developed areas maternal mortality rates have remained unusually high. The alarming issue is not a new and emerging topic, however with over half a million women dying each year due to pregnancy complications the issue has become one of great prominence (Hunt & Bueno de Mesquita, 2014). In order to improve the issues changes must be made at the economical, social, political,…

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    Maternal Health Issues

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    Maternal health is defined as the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.(“WHO | Maternal health,” 2016) It is used as an indicator for evaluating the quality of health care systems and is assessed using estimates of maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Maternal health is a significant aspect of the health of populations and the repeated emphasis placed on this health issue by global institutions and local governments over the years, reiterates its importance.…

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