maternal mortality

Health

People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
6.14.19
equality

Black Mothers Keep Dying. These 2020 Candidates Want to Do Something About It.

Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth.
Carter Sherman
5.2.19
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in 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.
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.19
The Plug

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

Black women experience worse maternal mortality rates than their white counterparts. Will machine learning make it worse or better?
Omotayo Banjo
8.17.18
Race

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.5.18
Race

Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
2.20.18
Doctor's Note

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.
Sanithia L. Williams, MD
1.12.18
the mess in texas

Texas Knows How to Fix Its Problem of Women Dying After Childbirth

They just won't do it.
Jason Silverstein
9.29.17
Race

Black Women Are 3.5 Times More Likely to Die From Being Pregnant Than White Women

And Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare would only make things worse.
Sarika Chawla
9.13.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Philippine President Duterte is fighting the Catholic Church over providing free contraception

Seb Walker
2.26.17
News

More people around the globe are living long enough to get cancer

As life expectancy hits an all-time high, the growing burden of chronic disease is posing new obstacles to global health systems.
Kayla Ruble
10.6.16