How conflict affects women`s reproductive health

Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity all flourish in times of conflict, says a review, suggesting clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women`s reproductive health needs in such times.

The plight of the newborns!

Indian policy makers can take solace in the fact that the country’s ‘Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) count has dropped by three points in 2011.