n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Women's health concerns : editorial




Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2005 1 Women's health concerns This edition is devoted to issues surrounding women's health. It is obviously a tragedy that maternal mortality rates are probably not decreasing world wide. In fact in South Africa, maternal mortality rates may have remained the same over the last five years and the HIV pandemic may be the cause for a change in the pattern of the common causes of maternal deaths. In contrast to the initial Saving Mothers Report, which demonstrated that hypertensive disorders of pregnancy were the commonest cause of maternal mortality, the latest ..


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