Each year from April 11-17, Black Maternal Health Week is recognized for the inequality Black women face in pregnancy-related deaths.
COLORADO, USA — This week is Black Maternal Health Week and the Biden administration is raising awareness about the disparity Black women face in healthcare.
The maternal mortality rate in America is amongst the highest in the world and is especially high amongst Black and Native American women. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.
Factors such as systemic and medical racism, implicit bias and access to…
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