‘Her life matters’ is a documentary that will make you want to scream with frustration! 


It tells the shameful story of tranexamic acid (TXA), a drug invented in the 1950s to stop women bleeding to death after giving birth.


But it was used for everything else – tooth extraction? And is mainly used for skin lightening?

A global clinical trial in 2014 showed that when women receive tranexamic acid within 3 hours of giving birth, it cuts their risk of death by 30%.

But women across the world still can’t get it so over 50,000 mothers bleed to death every year


The true killer of these women is inaction


Watch the film and join the fight to save their lives!

Want to learn more….

…about Postpartum Haemorrhage? 

If you’d like to find out more about the issues of postpartum haemorrhage, the WOMAN trial, and the effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid visit:


…about Tranexamic Acid?

Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a synthetic analogue of the amino acid lysine – TXA works by reducing bleeding by preventing the breakdown of fibrin clots

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… about The WOMAN Trials

The WOMAN Trials have a simple aim. To ensure a safe childbirth for all women everywhere. These global trials are producing the evidence needed to stop women dying in childbirth. Heavy bleeding after childbirth, called a postpartum haemorrhage or PPH, is the main cause of maternal death, killing tens of thousands of mothers every year. The WOMAN trials are looking at the effect of the drug tranexamic acid (TXA) on bleeding and the best ways to give it. 

In 2017, the WOMAN Trial found that TXA reduces death from bleeding and the need for surgery to control bleeding by about one third when given to women with postpartum haemorrhage within three hours of birth. There were no adverse effects for mothers or babies. The trial recruited over 20,000 women worldwide.

The WOMAN-2 Trial is currently investigating whether TXA can prevent women developing PPH in the first place. This trial will recruit 15,000 women giving birth vaginally with anaemia. The trial results will be published in 2023.

The I’M WOMAN Trial, part of the TRANSFORM project, is looking at easier and more accessible ways to give TXA – intramuscularly, rather than intravenously – with the aim of expanding access to timely TXA treatment.

If TXA could be given intramuscularly, women giving birth outside of hospitals would have access to this lifesaving drug and healthcare workers would be able treat women faster. This is crucial when a woman can bleed to death in a matter of minutes. The trial will start recruiting 30,000 women in 2023.

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