Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

7 Reasons Why Women Don't Get the Maternity Care They Need

About 40% of women in developing countries still do not have a skilled birth attendant during childbirth, and less than 40% women receive a postnatal visit. The high percentage of women not receiving the healthcare they need is the cause of many avoidable deaths and the lack of progress to achieve MDG5.

What is the complex of factors that contributes to this situation? This infographic summarizes the obvious and less-obvious barriers that deter women from accessing maternity care.