Thursday, March 4, 2010

Giving Birth in Afghanistan

I heard on NPR today that one out of every seven women in Afghanistan die in childbirth. One out of every seven. Can you imagine giving birth with those odds?

Hearing that story made me think about how thankful I am to live in this country.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I heard that too! And it really is very sad. I was confused, though, since their way of fixing the situation is to get less people pregnant (birth control). That's fine, but I don't understand how that will change the percentage at all. 1 in 7 woman may still die in child birth... but the number of them will be less since there will be less births. I want for them to work on figuring out how women can give birth safely.