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Safe Motherhood

World Population Day falls on 11 July. Better reproductive health for women actually impacts the growth of population in a positive way. Take this quiz to check just how much you know about some elementary requirements of women for safe childbearing.

1. What is the safe age group biologically ( not considering the cultural environment) for women to bear children in ?

  1. 18-35.
  2. 16-40.
  3. 20-38.
  4. 22-32.

2. What is a safe time gap a woman should have between two pregnancies?

  1. 1 year.
  2. 2 years.
  3. 3 years.
  4. 4 years.

3. What is the minimum weight a woman should have if she has to lower risk of pregnancy related complications?

  1. 68 kgs.
  2. 58 kgs.
  3. 48 kgs.
  4. 38 kgs.

4. What is the minimum weight a woman has to gain during a pregnancy?

  1. 2 kgs.
  2. 4 kgs.
  3. 6 kgs.
  4. 8 kgs.

5. What is the minimum number of medical check ups a woman should have during pregnancy?

  1. 4.
  2. 8.
  3. 12.
  4. 16.

6. Pregnant women should take plenty of greens and iron supplements regularly to avoid:

  1. Malaria.
  2. Anaemia.
  3. Ischaemia.
  4. Bulimia.

7. Swelling of arms legs or face is a warning that something could be wrong in a pregnancy. True or False?

8. Women should not be given iodized salt during pregnancy. True or False?

9. According to United Nations Population Fund a woman dies in pregnancy/childbirth:

  1. Every second.
  2. Every minute.
  3. Every hour.
  4. Every day.
  5. Every two hours

10.Every mother needs to be monitored for a minimum of how many hours after a safe delivery?

  1. 6 hours.
  2. 12 hours.
  3. 18 hours.
  4. 24 hours








  5. ANSWERS

    1.a ; 2.b; 3.d ; 4.c ; 5.a; 6.b ; 7.True; 8. False 9.b; 10.b.

    RATINGS:

    9-10: That's impressive.
    5-8: You did OK, but don't get complacent about your level of awareness.
    Below 5: Oops! You've got a lot to catch up on!


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