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Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?
Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.
But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…Continue
Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.