New Report Finds U.S. Women Have Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

From Commonwealth Fund The maternal mortality crisis in the United States is well documented: US women have the highest maternal mortality rate among high-income countries, while Black women are almost three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women. But maternal deaths and complications may herald wider US failures in women’s health …

Racism is a Strong Factor in the High Premature Birth Rate of Black Women,

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News Dr. The tipping point for Paula Braveman came when a long-time patient at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District walked past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. She said she would no longer come to the clinic because she could …