International Women's Health: How Much Do You Know?
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How often does a woman die in pregnancy or childbirth, worldwide?
Once a week
Once a day
Once an hour
ANSWER: Once a minute - Unfortunately, 536,000 women died in pregnancy or childbirth
last year, an average of one a minute.
Roughly how many women around the world want to use safe, modern contraception, but don't have access to it?
ANSWER: 200 million - Thanks to the efforts of groups like UNFPA, 500 million women in low-income countries DO use modern contraception; however, an additional 200 million still lack that access.
150 million (the number of women and girls
in the United States)
35 million (the population of the world's largest urban
Which of these global women's health and rights issues are most important to you? (You may select more than one.)
Girls' Access to Education
Access to Contraception
How much support does the Bush Administration believe the U.S. should give to the UN's agency for global women's health and rights?
$20 Billion (roughly 1% of the Federal Budget)
$5 Billion (the amount needed to end maternal mortality)
$283 Million (current U.S. spending on abstinence-only education programs)
$195 Million (how much Congress has allocated since 2002)
ANSWER: None at all -
Although any of the first four answers seem fair to us, unfortunately, the Bush Administration's
answer has been none at all - and $0 of the $195 million allocated since 2002 hasbeen released to UNFPA.