These health problems are worsened by the lack of medicine, or hospitals available. Teenagers may get pregnant before their bodies have fully matured, and the lack of knowledge and health care for pregnant women is so low that the pregnancy may produce other infections or diseases. The majority of these women do not wish to have children, but commit to their husband's orders in the fear of being bashed, murdered or thrown out of the home if they do not comply. Having no other choice, they are once again abused in dark silence.
Women of developing nations have a high rate of illiteracy. As the men are seen to be the providers and leaders of the household and the women as slaves of the men's commands, that need not be educated about the outside world, the numbers of illiterate women are very high. For example, 62 female illiteracy in Africa compared to less than 10 in the First World. The majority of the time, it is also a cultural belief to leave the women uneducated, as they are nothing more th