February 12, 2013

The Everyday Violence Against Pregnant Women in India

Bihar, where Devi’s C-section took place, has among the highest rates of maternal deaths in the country. And India overall is home to the highest number of women dying from childbirth in the world. The majority of Indian women who die in childbirth are poor, uneducated, and young.

Women die around delivery mostly due to excessive bleeding, obstructed labor, infection, and issues around high blood pressure, including eclampsia. But these are the medical causes.

Read more. [Images: Allison Shelley]

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