Demonstrators in favor of abortion rights shout at an anti-abortion activist at a rally in in Santiago, Chile, on March 21. Chile is one of the few countries that bans abortion in all circumstances. Lawmakers are working on a measure that would allow abortions in some cases.
The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have some of the most restrictive laws surrounding abortion in the world. The procedure is illegal in both countries; the exception is only to save a pregnant woman's life.
In a village in the rural Mubende district of Uganda, Annette had a feeling that something was not right with her pregnancy. Like most women in rural Uganda, Annette is a farmer, and works alongside the other wives and mothers in her community to provide food for her family.
For women in the third stage of labor, misoprostol administered with routine oxytocin does not reduce the rate of postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology .