Low Use of Contraception Among Poor Women in Africa: An Equity Issue

Global health has improved considerably over the last four decades, but everywhere the health status of the poor compares unfavorably with that of the more affluent sectors of society. In Africa, one in 26 women of reproductive age dies from a maternal cause, as opposed to one in 9400 in Europe. Parallel disparities in fertility and in contraceptive use are found between poor and wealthy countries. The world’s total fertility rate has dropped dramatically, from 5 children per woman in the early 1950s to 2.6 children per woman today, largely owing to more widespread use of modern contraceptives, especially in the developing world.

Related Page: 

Stay Connected

Facebook RSS Feed