An official’s claim that maternal mortality rates rose by a third in the first half of 2016 sparks concerns about ‘old mothers’ trying for a second child following the repeal of the one-child policy
Ma Xiaowei, deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said that maternal mortality rose from 20.1 per 100,000 women in 2015 to 18.3 during the first six months of 2016, though some have expressed skepticism about the accuracy of the data.
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Oct 21, 2016