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Maternal mortality reportedly triples in Mongolia
Central Asia | incidents | 15:45, 06 June 2016 | 3190

AKIPRESS.COM - Maternity ward sign During the first three months of 2016, maternal mortality has increased threefold in Mongolia compared to the same period last year. The rate now stands at 67 per 100,000 pregnant women, according to News.mn.

It appears that most of the women died as a result of a systemic disease. The most recent case covers a 25-year old woman who was two months pregnant: she suddenly lost consciousness and died. Later, she was diagnosed as suffering from heart disease.

Medical specialists believe that the main reason for high mortality level is a combination of poor healthcare knowledge, previous abortions, infectious and systemic diseases.

The doctors added that more pregnant women, some, 70%-80%, are participating in family planning and birth control in comparison with the past.

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