International Women's Health: How Much Do You Know?
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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.
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
$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.