The harsh truth of maternal health for Black Americans

By Staff Reports

May 5, 2024

It’s time to confront the harsh realities of systemic inequities in maternal healthcare.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are three times more likely than white woman to die from causes related to pregnancy.

There’s a lot behind those numbers. Things like access to healthcare, underlying chronic health conditions, systemic racism, and implicit bias play a part, researchers say.

For more of Cardinal & Pine’s special project on the Black maternal health crisis, click here.




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