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Where giving life is a death sentence


In Afghanistan, a woman dies of pregnancy-related causes every 27 minutes of every day.

In 2006, the remote province of Badakshan had the worst-ever recorded rate of women dying in childbirth - 600 times higher than in the US.

Lyse Doucet went to Badakshan to find out why.

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