El Salvador has some of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. Even women and girls who have been raped are not permitted to terminate a pregnancy. Those who suffer a miscarriage are under automatic suspicion.
On International Safe Abortion Day, a WHO study has revealed that millions of women resort to desperate measures to terminate their pregnancies. The percentage of unsafe abortions is highest in Latin America.
New US guidelines recommend regular moderate exercise on most days for pregnant women. Unlike 20 years ago, experts now know that exercise benefits both mother and baby, even beyond pregnancy.
Childbirth classes in German: Here you find useful vocabulary and phrases about pregnancy and birth.
Lawmakers in Honduras have banned child marriage under the age of 18. Often caused by poverty, such arrangements usually involve older men taking teenage wives, risking girls' health and depriving them of education.
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