In the overwhelmingly white state, Black women are dramatically more likely to die giving birth.
The feminist thinker Sophie Lewis has a radical proposal for what comes next.
A new South Carolina bill says the state needs to cover medical expenses for pregnant people and babies born as a result of abortion bans.
“It is intimidating [for patients] to ask a question to begin with. Even though I am a physician, people automatically assume that I don’t speak English or I have to have a husband to be heard."
The U.S. is one of only three countries where maternal deaths are on the rise—yet new moms are still losing their Medicaid health coverage shortly after delivery.
A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth.
Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Black women experience worse maternal mortality rates than their white counterparts. Will machine learning make it worse or better?
"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."