Reproductive health challenges remain for impoverished women: Lao officials

VIENTIANE, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) — Lao authorities say that while the majority of people now have access to better quality medical services, access to reproductive health services remains a challenge for many, especially impoverished women.

Women and young people in Laos lack information about access to reproductive health services, a recent report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said. Unless inequality is urgently tackled, and the poorest women are empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, the nation could face threats to its development goals.