Maternal and Newborn Health is a Feminist Issue

For we live in a world where, in many countries, women are way down the bottom of the pecking order. Women are getting married when just children, a major risk for preterm birth and other birth problems. Women work gruellingly hard to raise crops, fetch water, look after their families. Women are often the last to be fed, whilst their men get the more nutritious food. Poor nutrition is a major cause of stillbirth, miscarriage, preterm birth or complications for both the woman and the baby, and clearly makes breastfeeding difficult.

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