Maternal mortality increases by 30% after China relaxes one-child policy

China’s maternal mortality rate has increased by 30.6 per cent in the first half of 2016, according to Chinese news outlet Caixin. China’s one-child policy was relaxed to allow couples to have two children at the beginning of the year. The mortality rate was 18.3 deaths per 100,000 expecting women in the first half of 2016, according to government data that […]