Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dying in childbirth: going up in US when it’s going down virtually everywhere else

Childbirth can be a scary time. It’s worse in the US because we have a higher rate of maternal mortality than many other countries and it’s getting worse, not better. And heaven help you if you’re African American. Those women die at 4 times the rate of White women. Some believe it’s the lack of access to health care. Others think it could be tied to obesity. Both are affected by income inequality.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-42031800/why-do-so-many-us-women-die-giving-birth

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