Category: Black

The problem of racism and bias in Black maternal and infant health

Racism and unconscious bias have been directly linked to the unconscionably high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity, as well as the racial disparities in infant deaths.

Last year, a study put a horrifying number to the epidemic: Black people in America are over three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

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