What’s Behind the Increased Numbers of Black Women Dying During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the United States?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), black women are dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and the year immediately following childbirth at nearly four times the rate of white women. While poor women are at greater risk of dying than women who have higher incomes, the disparity between black and white women is consistent at all income levels. Groups including Amnesty International and the reproductive justice organization SisterSong have called out this alarming racial disparity, yet unanswered challenges remain. READ MORE FROM THE ARTICLE  HERE

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