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The United Nations considers these avoidable with access to safe abortion and post-abortion care. While abortion rates have fallen in developed countries, but not in developing countries. Between 2010–2014 there were 35 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44, a total of 56 million abortions per year. The United nations has prepared recommendations for health care workers to provide more accessible and safe abortion and post-abortion care. An inherent part of post-abortion care involves provision of adequate contraception.

Reversal by skilled personnel may be required to open the scarred tissue. Amongst those opposing the practice are local grassroots groups, and national and international organisations including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and Amnesty International. Legislative efforts to ban FGC have rarely been successful and the preferred approach is education and empowerment and the provision of information about the adverse health effects as well the human rights aspects. Diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are also important causes of pelvic inflammatory disease and subsequent infertility in women. Another important consequence of some STIs such as genital herpes and syphilis increase the risk of acquiring HIV by three-fold, and can also influence its transmission progression. STIs are in turn associated with unsafe sexual activity that is …

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Reported usage of adequate contraception by women has risen only slightly between 1990 and 2014, with considerable regional variability. Although global usage is around 55{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39}, it may be as low as 25{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} in Africa. Worldwide 222 million women have no or limited access to contraception. PublisherElsevier USAPublication typeJournalsISSN , Coverage Scope Women’s Health Issues is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly, multidisciplinary journal that publishes research and review manuscripts related to women’s health care and policy.

Find information on birth control, menstruation, breasts, osteoporosis, menopause, female cancers, and tests and treatments specific to women’s health. STDs, reproductive issues and birth control methods affect women’s sexual health.

Women’s bodies go through major changes throughout their lives, leading to differences in health concerns for varying age groups. During times of physiological change, women are more susceptible to mental health issues like depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In adulthood, sexual health issues like fertility, avoiding STDs and practicing safe birth control gain importance. After menopause, some women experience health conditions caused by changes in hormone levels. Fortunately, most of the diseases that affect women are treatable if detected early, and women can live long and happy lives by following simple health tips.

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