Wednesday, May 16, at 3 p.m. EST on The Black Women’s Health Report with Eleanor Hinton Hoytt on BlogTalkRadio
Nan Strauss Director of Maternal Health Research and Policy, Amnesty International USA
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The report, Deadly Delivery, released by Amnesty International in 2010, assessed the dire status of pregnancy and childbirth care in the United States. This shocking report shed light on the maternal mortality crisis facing women and found that even though the U.S. spends more than any other country on health care, Black women are almost four times as likely as white women to die from pregnancy-related complications.
Something must be done to correct this silent crisis facing our nation’s Black mothers and infants. The Black Women’s Health Imperative is committed to raising long overdue questions as to why pregnancy is so dangerous for Black women.
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 3 p.m. EST, Host Eleanor Hinton Hoytt will talk with Nan Strauss, director of maternal health research and policy of Amnesty International USA, about why and how can we level the playing field for Black women in childbirth. One expert has put forth that, “leveling the playing field…will require healing the health care system as well as the woman.”
Join the conversation about the factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, such as exceeding high rates of c-sections, preterm babies and a lack of breastfeeding among Black women.
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