06 Apr '11, 11pm

Dying While Giving Life: Lack of Access and Equality are Killing Women #prochoice #maternalhealth

Dying While Giving Life: Lack of Access and Equality are Killing Women #prochoice #maternalhealth

Maternal mortality is a hot topic right now—and it should be. One woman dies every minute during pregnancy or childbirth. Essentially, while you read this, a woman, a mother, a sister, a wife, a person, will die. That's pretty disheartening. It is also, on the inspirational side, almost entirely preventable. The duality of sadness and joy—death while giving life—is explored in Christy Turlington Burn's moving directorial debut, No Woman, No Cry . I had the opportunity to view the film during a special screening at Harvard Medical School last night in Boston. The documentary takes viewers on a journey to four remote regions of the world, sharing stories of at-risk pregnant women in rural Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a postabortion ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. During the film I was struck by the strong themes that emerged around access an...

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