June 23, 2021 Harnessing Digital Technologies to Advance Global Precision Health and Development A New Frontiers in Precision Population Health & Health Equity Seminar Series Event
Maternal care and race: ‘Birth equity is where a whole life starts'
June 8, 2021. The United States has the highest maternal death rate of any wealthy nation, and the proportion of women who experience severe, nonfatal childbirth complications has nearly tripled since 1993.
"We all deserve to be able to expect equal treatment when we receive medical care," said Stanford epidemiologist Stephanie Leonard, PhD, whose research -- featured in the article "Childbirth's unequal burden" -- has helped illuminate how pregnant and birthing women are not equally treated.
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