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.


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