Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy 'Drastically' Decreasing in Southeastern Liberia Amid UNFPA, Swedish Government's Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Zwedru -- The government of Liberia and its partners including UNFPA and the Swedish Government are celebrating the rapid decline in teenage pregnancy in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Kru Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya: How Covid-19 Fanned the Flames of Unsafe Abortions
[Nation] One morning in September, Ashura Mciteka was sitting at home when her daughter burst through the door. "Come and see," cried 10-year-old Ella, tugging her mother's hand. Together they retraced Ella's steps along a rocky, uneven pathway in their low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, to where the young girl had been playing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Zimbabwe: Woman Drowns Baby in Boiling Water
[The Herald] Thupeyo Muleya -- Beitbridge Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Rwanda: School That Still Asks for Pregnancy Test for Admission Defying Govt Order
[New Times] A few months after the Ministry of Education ordered schools to stop asking for a pregnancy test as a precondition for admission, Riviera High School has defied the directive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Tanzania: Some 67 Girl Students Impregnated in Biharamulo, Ngara Districts
[Daily News] SOME 67 girl students were impregnated in Biharamulo and Ngara districts between March-June, last year, when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak forcing schools to close. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinsali Teen Pregnancies, Tip of Iceberg
[Times of Zambia] SO about 54 school-going girls in Chinsali district fell pregnant last year during the period of school premature closure as the result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: High Demand for Contraceptive Pills Smuggled in From Zimbabwe
[GroundUp] The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Endometriosis and Infertility
[Namibian] INFERTILITY activist Helena Mootseng wanted to conceive in her mid 20s. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Life for African Mothers Boosts Maternal Health
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In an effort to boost maternal health in the country, a non-for-profit charity organization, Life for African Mothers (LFAM) has boosted the country's maternal health by distributing over US$250,000 worth of assorted medication free-of-charge around Monrovia and its environs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Adolescents Responsible for 10 Million Unintended Pregnancies
[This Day] About 10 million unintentional pregnancies among adolescent age group of 15 to 19 years occured between 2019 and 2020 in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Uganda: 13-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth During Primary Leaving Exams
[Monitor] A 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate in Mpigi District has given birth to a baby boy during a Mathematics examination in the ongoing Primary Leaving Examinations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Turning Findings Into Policy - Six Tips for Researchers
[The Conversation Africa] There has been tremendous growth in the number of studies on sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa in the past two decades. Notably, there has been an increase in research documenting what works in improving adolescents' health and wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Uganda: 1,000 New-Born Babies, 52 Mothers Die in Two Years
[Monitor] At least 1,038 new-born babies and 52 mothers have died in Lira District in a span of two years due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya: Use of Natural Family Planning Methods Go Up
[Nation] The percentage of women using a natural method of family planning in Kenya has increased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Ethiopia: Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for Youth
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has one of the highest fertility rates in Africa, with 45 percent of its population under the age of 15. The country since 2012 has been working keenly focusing on improving the health and development of its youthful population and providing youth friendly services and youth outreach related sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Found Dumped At Walvis Bay
[Namibian] A HUMAN foetus in about the seventh month of its development was discovered in a rubbish bin at Walvis Bay on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: 30% Increase in Maternal Deaths During COVID-19 Lockdown Reported
[spotlight] Mortality estimates released by UNICEF in 2019 indicate that about 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns die every year. This means 1 every 11 seconds, and this is mostly of preventable causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Anti-Abortionists Tell African Women Dangerous 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Works
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- An investigation into the practice of telling women that about 'Abortion pill reversal' (APR) - a controversial treatment first developed by a California-based family physician - has revealed that a American anti-abortionists are promoting it to women across the world, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: First Person - 'No Daughter of Mine Will Be Cut'
[UN News] Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a UN-backed programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Home Affairs Offers Birth Registration Services During Long Weekend
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Home Affairs will over the long weekend offering birth registration services at health facilities throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Call for Child Support Grant to Include Poor Pregnant Women
[GroundUp] A study found that many pregnant women in the Cape Metro went hungry following the Covid-19 lockdown (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Teen Mothers Who Have Been Left Behind Are Getting Their Future Back
[UNFPA] Shilela, Shinyanga, Tanzania -- When Glory* became pregnant at the age of 13, she felt worthless and despaired as she watched her dreams slip away. She knew all too well the stigma that surrounds early pregnancy and that she would not be able to continue her schooling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nation Faces High Rates of Maternal, Neonatal Mortality - Study
[Leadership] Nigeria needs strong economic, political stability and innovation, to fully recover from the aftermath effect of COVID-19, as its health system is currently facing acute pressure from the pandemic, leading to high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality, a report has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Talking Boxes' Head to Parliament to Rescue Girls
[Nation] Nairobi Women Representative, Esther Passaris will soon present to Parliament, a policy evidence report to strengthen the Sexual Offences Amendment Bill 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: New Research Highlights Risks of Separating Newborns From Mothers During Covid-19 Pandemic
[WHO] New research from WHO and partners shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting the quality of care given to small and sick newborns, resulting in unnecessary suffering and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: New Brief Outlines Harm From Tobacco Use, Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke During Pregnancy
[WHO] A new WHO report, Tobacco Control To Improve Child Health And Development, calls for raising awareness among practitioners and policymakers about the importance of strong tobacco control measures for protecting the health and development of children, including banning tobacco advertising, implementing 100% smoke-free environments and raising taxes on tobacco. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Attitudes Towards Abortion Suggest There Are Ways to Overcome Stigma
[The Conversation Africa] In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), restrictive abortion laws, limited medical resources, and high costs - all heightened by two decades of conflict - have led to barriers in access to safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Over 1,500 Migori Teens Got Pregnant During the Covid-19 Break
[Nation] At least 1,500 school girls in Migori County conceived during the Covid-19 break, County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Just in - Zim Manage to Curb Maternity Deaths
[The Herald] Zimbabwe in the past year managed to reduce maternal deaths in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts by 46 percent following interventions by the Government in partnership with the Chinese Government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to capacitate health institutions in areas affected by Cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Abortion Bill in Parliament On Thursday As Malawi As Churches Oppose
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Parliamentary Health Committee says it will present and move a motion of the Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) bill on Thursday, March 11 2021 in the Parliament which will also be presented as a Private Member's Bill respectively in the face of opposition from faith groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: President Weah Caps Celebration of International Women's Day With Unveiling of DNA Machines to Aid Investigation of Rape Cases
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- It was a house full of joy on International Women's Day when the Government of Liberia through President George Weah, joined by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and international Development partners unveiled the nation's first public DNA machine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 10, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Needs to Change Direction On Maternal Health to Solve Child Malnutrition
[The Conversation Africa] When we think about nurturing healthy children, we need to adopt a life course approach to maternal nutrition. In other words, a women's health for the benefit of herself and her child must be prioritised early in life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Maternal Mortality - Women Push for Change Through Social Media
[RFI] On 19 December, Adama Darboe, died at a Gambian government hospital, just five days after she gave birth to triplets. She was 36-years-old. The babies are now being taken care of by their aunt, Aminata Sowe, who says she has received no support from the government - the Social Welfare agency didn't even respond to her request for help after her sister in-law died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: More Than 1 700 Marriages Before 18 'Worrying'
[New Zimbabwe] AT LEAST 4 959 teenagers fell pregnant while there were 1 774 child marriages recorded between January and February this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 8, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Volunteer Helping Maa Girls 'Bleed With Pride'
[Nation] It is lunch break at Mara Girls' Leadership Primary School, in Talek Trading Centre, Narok West Sub-county. Janet Lepore is enjoying a quick skip of the rope with her friends before the bell rings for the afternoon classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Supermodel Ajuma Shares Her Scary First Delivery Experience
[Nairobi News] Kenyan supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana has shared her experiences leading to the delivery of her first-born child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Men Can Support Maternal Health - Lessons From Rwanda
[The Conversation Africa] Rwanda has seen an improvement in public health over the past 20 years. The maternal health field has benefited greatly from such improvements. In particular, the country has seen a remarkable reduction in deaths related to pregnancy. But more must still be done to meet key national and international maternal health targets. Achieving continued improvement will require identifying and acting on new opportunities, including deepening men's involvement in maternal health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: To Curb Teenage Pregnancies, Teach Children Sex Education
[Nation] Young people face many challenges, and today I choose to share one that many adults would rather not talk about - sex education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Teaching Hospital to Set Up in-Vitro Fertilisation Unit
[Vanguard] The Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna, has concluded plans to set up In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) unit through a Public Private Partnership arrangement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Woman Buries New-Born Baby Alive, Arrested for Infanticide
[New Zimbabwe] A 33-year-old Mutorashanga woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy before allegedly dug a shallow pit in which she buried him alive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Aftershocks - Schools Open With Over 100,000 Pregnant Learners
[Observer] On March 1, schools will open for the semi-candidate classes as the government eases restrictions on education institutions almost a year since President Museveni announced their closure as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Pregnant Women, New-Borns Pay the Price of Health Workers Strike
[Nation] The interruption of medical services due to the ongoing health workers' strike, has caused untold suffering to Taita Taveta residents with women and children paying the price. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: SGBV, Teenage Pregnancy, and Early Marriage Remain Unbeatable
[Concord] It was 3pm when Lucinda was explaining her ordeal on a blooming Wednesday afternoon, with the sun shining from a clear sky in her veranda in Saama village, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. With her three month baby wrapped in yellow and blue cotton with nipple of her breast in the baby's mouth , Lucinda appears skinny, rough and malnourished, but with round eyes, thick long eyebrows, straight nose, small mouth and pink lips, and her smile clearly exposes her dimples - of course she is beautiful and charmi (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Cryptic Pregnancy - Kenyans Share Their Baffling Experiences
[Nairobi News] Many men and women have come out to share their baffling experiences about cryptic pregnancy after Nation did a story about a woman who did not know that she was pregnant until delivery time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Women in Namutumba Cry for Maternity Ward
[Monitor] Expectant women in Namutumba Sub-county, Namutumba District, are demanding a maternity ward at Namuwondo Health Centre II, saying lack of such a facility puts their lives at risk when they trek to Busembatia and Bugiri facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea: Naming in Eritrean Society
[Shabait] A name is one of the factors that helps to develop our sense of identity. In the Eritrean society, the day of naming a baby is a great feast, next in importance perhaps only to the day of birth of the baby. On this day, social and religious rituals are performed and are often attended by relatives, friends and neighbors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm as 14,000 Teen Girls in Meru County Impregnated in a Year
[Nation] Data from the health department shows that 14,573 girls aged between 10 and 19 years were impregnated in Meru County in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm As 14,000 Teenage Girls Are Impregnated in One Year in Meru County
[Nation] Data from the health department shows that 14,573 girls aged between 10 and 19 years were impregnated in Meru County in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Mature Men to Blame for Teen Pregnancies in Meru
[Nation] Data from the health department shows that 14,573 girls aged between 10 and 19 years were impregnated in Meru County in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Pregnant Women Struggle After Displacement From Tigray
[UNFPA] "When you think about your future, you never plan to be uprooted from the comfort of your home and find fragile safety in a tent," said Hiwot*, 24, from Ethiopia's embattled Tigray Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news