Pregnant Women Face Increased Risks Without Access To Health Care In War Zones, Expert Says
NPR: Pregnant Women Are The ‘Forgotten Victims’ Of War
“… ‘Nobody wants to drive through the streets because it is too dangerous [in war zones],’ says Dr. Andrew Weeks, an obstetrician and expert on maternal deaths who published a chilling editorial about the risks of war for pregnant women in the journal The BMJ. ‘There are no taxis. There’s no money. So you start walking or being carried to the nearest health facility, which is in ruins. Of course you’re going to die. You haven’t got a chance.’ And it’s not just a lack of medical care, he says. Direct attacks on pregnant women are another concern…” (Sohn, 5/4).