Mon Apr 12
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In the richest nation on earth, moms are dying at the highest rate in the industrialized world—and the rate is rising. For as dire as the situation is for all women, the crisis is more severe for Black mothers. On March 11, 2021, the New York Times featured the story, “Why Black Women Are Rejecting Hospitals in Search of Better Births”, reporting that, “Black mothers in the United States are 4 times as likely to die from maternity-related complications as white women.”
Black women also experience higher rates of maternal complications and infant mortality. They are twice as likely to lose an infant to premature death, and these disparities have not improved in more than 30 years. These disproportionate inequities exist regardless of income, educational level or any other demographic characteristic. Free. Register here.
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