This post originally appeared on In Our Own Voice. It has been republished with permission.
This week is Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 –17, 2020).
Across all socio-economic and geographic lines, Black women in the U.S. are three to five times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than their white counterparts.
This is not only a public health crisis but a moral one as well—one that requires our elected leaders and public health officials to examine the many structural and systemic factors that contribute to poor maternal health outcomes for…