Violence against pregnant women in India contributes to high maternal mortality, the Atlantic reports

Published on February 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM · No Comments

The Atlantic examines the issue of violence against pregnant women in India. "In the aftermath of the high-profile gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student, discussions have raged in India about the regularity of violence against women," the magazine writes, adding, "As has been widely noted, the causes of the violence run deep. But they also are broad." The magazine continues, "India's other sexual violence is the failure to care for pregnant women, medically and socially," noting, "The ingrained iniquities and widespread disregard for women's needs during pregnancy and childbirth contribute to India's shockingly high maternal death rates."

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