Some Liberian Communities Threaten Women With Penalties Unless They Give Birth In Health Centers; Some U.S. Experts Question Effectiveness
New York Times: Enticing Pregnant Women in Liberia to Give Birth in Health Centers
“…Local clinicians say they are seeing more women deliver in hospitals as a result [of some Liberian communities’ policies that encourage women to give birth in health centers by threatening financial penalties — a practice aimed at curbing maternal deaths]. … But American experts fear the practice might deter those who deliver at home from visiting a hospital or a clinic for other health care. It is also unclear if the practice actually saves more mothers’ lives…” (Pattani, 7/3).
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