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Unprotected sex will kill millions of people

November 12 2006
09:23

Each year more than half a million women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 120 million couples in the world lack access to contraceptives. Tens of thousands of women die during abortions. In third world countries sexual and reproductive problems - one of the main causes of mortality. These are the data of the global study by WHO.

Sex without protection - the second leading cause of mortality in third world countries. This conclusion was made by experts of the World Health Organization, conducted the first global study of reproductive health. Doctors note reduction of financial support and a complete unwillingness of some leaders of countries to deal with this problem.

According to experts, the level of infertility and premature death due to problems of sexual and reproductive health is huge, more than that - in developing countries, there is a tendency to its growth.

Every year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth in the world kills more than half a million women. Despite the availability of contraceptives, approximately 120 million couples in the world can not for one reason or another to buy and use them.

Annually recorded about 80 million cases of unintended pregnancy, with 75 percent of them usually end in abortion.

WHO staff each year fix at least 68,000 deaths in the performance of abortions, millions of women receive serious injuries that often lead to infertility.

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"These statistics represent us the horror of the situation, - said Joy Phumaphi, deputy director of the WHO on the Family. - We are still very far from success and sometimes, it seems that we are moving in the opposite direction. "

According to expert opinion, the development of institutions of marriage and family just in Africa requires a minimum of $ 70 million.

As noted by Dr. Paul Van Look, Director of the Research Group Reproductive Health at WHO, sexual behavior and sexual norms vary greatly around the world. He regrets that there are still a great many people, including politicians and even health care workers who are not aware of the complexity of the situation.

Experts from the World Health Organization believe that if you do not pay attention to this problem today, then humanity can not be happy and healthy future. According to them, if not to invest in a solution of the problem now, then after a few generations for these purposes would require astronomical amounts of money.

On materials of "Herald"

PanZicov

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