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27 October 2011

Murder, suicide tops medical deaths in pregnancy

Expectant mothers are more likely to die from murder or suicide than several of the most common pregnancy-related medical problems, US researchers have found.

Expectant mothers are more likely to die from murder or suicide than several of the most common pregnancy-related medical problems, US researchers have found.

The study shows that about three out of every 100,000 women who are pregnant or have a child less than one year old are murdered, and two out of every 100,000 kill themselves.

 
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