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Do you agree with Judith Butler that gender is a social construct? #TuesdayThoughts

This month, as dozens of countries observe #MothersDay, we celebrate the strength and beauty of mothers everywhere: https://t.co/EvBCf3KLg3

#FirstMoments

Our collaborative initiative Advancing Maternal Health has significantly increased uptake of family planning services across the Kigoma Region in Tanzania. Find out more at https://t.co/ygAYSldYW7

How do you prevent #pregnancy ? Watch as Mariah and Danilea tell you about #birthcontrol and #contraceptives , what options you have and how to get them. #ReMIXAnswers https://t.co/OzAPDRbusH

Learn Julie's story about #relationships, #parenting, and finding the right support. More on our #ReMIX story here: https://t.co/X9d1ruuEX0

We love condoms & all other forms of #contraception! They allow millions to plan & space #pregnancies. How #empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

We Agree! Increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

"I think it is important that men play a role in women's health" - Balor on his decision to get a #Vasectomy: https://t.co/of9xDe4WCb

What makes us smile: when #women & girls have access to #FP so they can go further in school, work & life #WheresTheFP

Planning to travel somewhere fabulous this weekend? Make sure you ask #WheresTheFP?! And let us know: https://t.co/HtLly6JA6s

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Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage—excessive bleeding following birth—is the leading cause of maternal death. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries, where emergency obstetric care is often not available.

In countries like Bangladesh, where an overwhelming majority of childbirths occur at home, postpartum hemorrhage is particularly prevalent. As part of our Mayer Hashi Project, EngenderHealth worked to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in Bangladesh, by making a lifesaving drug, misoprostol, more widely available for women who deliver at home. In collaboration with our partners, EngenderHealth expanded a community-based misoprostol program in six districts of Bangladesh. As a result of our program’s success, the government of Bangladesh will expand the misoprostol intervention nationally as a means of preventing postpartum hemorrhage, to reach as many pregnant women and save as many lives as possible.

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