Nov 20, 2017

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

AUTHOR:Video by Franz Strasser; produced by Ashley Semler and filmed by Pete

TEXAS HAS THE HIGHEST MATERNAL MORTALITY IN THE UNITED STATES! In a blistering and heart-breaking report begins a news series America First? This first episode details the horrifying fact that Texas has the highest maternal mortality than any other in the US. Not coincidentally it has the highest proportion of people uninsured compared with any other state in the US. Access to health services is key to bringing these deaths down. Life for Mothers continues to focus on the health inequities in the US whose maternal mortality rate is alarming rising. Lastly black Americans are 3 times as likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than white women. To watch or listen to the full report please click on this link:

Did you know?

Every year, more than one million children are left motherless and vulnerable because of maternal death.

Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010

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