Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Women and selected diseases/risk factors

  • HIV/AIDS
    Number of women and children living with HIV
  • Mental health
    Every year, approximately 73 million women worldwide suffer a major depressive episode
  • Violence and injuries
    15-71% of women, depending on the country, have experienced physical or sexual violence
  • Unsafe abortion
    One in four unsafe abortions is among an adolescent between the ages of 15–19
  • Risk factors
    The leading risk factor for death and disability in women between 15-49 is unsafe sex and lack of contraception

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