Monday, January 08, 2007

On Giving Birth in Iraq, Part II

NPR's Morning Edition ran a piece this morning giving the perspective of one of their reporters whose wife gave birth in Iraq in December. It includes details on what the parents-to-be had to bring to the hospital because it lacked supplies (including antibiotics, clean water, and blankets), generators that are shut off at midnight, and bribing hospital staff to prevent the men of the family being rounded up and abducted after dark. Listen to the piece online

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MeSH Tags: Health Services Accessibility; Iraq; Medically Underserved Area; Parturition

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