A large number of women commit suicide every year because of an unwanted pregnancy. To prevent the situation, it is very important to promote the usage of contraceptive pills. In a recent study, it has been estimated that this way, around 272,000 maternal deaths from childbirth can be prevented annually.
According to researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, if they succeed in meeting the global requirements of contraception, they can easily reduce maternal deaths up to an additional 30%. In the developing countries, where people still don’t understand the importance of using contraceptives before having unsafe sex; there is an immediate need for promoting its awareness. This effort is an effectual and crucial prevention strategy that could probably result into reducing maternal deaths to a great extent.
As said by Saifuddin Ahmed, lead author of the study, “Our findings reinforce the need to accelerate access to contraception in countries with a low prevalence of contraceptive use where gains in maternal mortality prevention could be greatest".
He further explained that the way, vaccinations are important for preventing child deaths and illnesses, similarly, contraception is the only way to prevent maternal mortality.
For conducting this study, the data was taken from the WHO database for maternal mortality estimation. Along with this, a survey report based on contraceptive usage was also analyzed.