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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
    2%
     
  • Once a day
    9%
     
  • Once an hour
    44%
     
  • ANSWER: Once a minute - Unfortunately, 536,000 women died in pregnancy or childbirth last year, an average of one a minute.
    43%
     
3331 responses
Roughly how many women around the world want to use safe, modern contraception, but don't have access to it?
  • 500 million
    50%
     
  • 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.
    30%
     
  • 150 million (the number of women and girls in the United States)
    12%
     
  • 35 million (the population of the world's largest urban area)
    4%
     
  • A million
    1%
     
3330 responses
Which of these global women's health and rights issues are most important to you? (You may select more than one.)
  • Maternal mortality
    50%
     
  • Early marriage
    33%
     
  • Obstetric Fistula
    29%
     
  • Girls' Access to Education
    81%
     
  • Access to Contraception
    78%
     
3327 responses
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)
    7%
     
  • $5 Billion (the amount needed to end maternal mortality)
    7%
     
  • $283 Million (current U.S. spending on abstinence-only education programs)
    6%
     
  • $195 Million (how much Congress has allocated since 2002)
    12%
     

  • 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.
    65%
     
3327 responses