A report by the WHO cites AIDS as a leading cause of death and disease in women across the globe.
Geneva (WiredPRNews.com) – A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), suggests the AIDS virus is a leading cause of death and disease among women worldwide. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the study, which is said to be the first pertaining to global women’s health, proposes that the virus that causes AIDS is high on the list of causes of death and disease for women aged 15-44.
The WHO is quoted by the AP as stating in the report, “Women who do not know how to protect themselves from such infections, or who are unable to do so, face increased risks of death or illness… So do those who cannot protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy or control their fertility because of lack of access to contraception.”
WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan, is further quoted by the AP as stating of the data in connection to proposed unequal heath treatment provided to women, “We will not see a significant improvement in the health of women until they are no longer recognized as second-class citizens in many parts of the world.”
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