50 minutes | Feb 3, 2019

Why Are Black Women Disproportionately Dying During Childbirth?

On the last episode of Obscene my guests and I touched upon a policy that could have assist generations of Americans in poverty. That vetoed policy was the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971, was designed to establish a comprehensive domestic system of child care.

In this episode we discuss why Black women are 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth, and their children are 2 times more likely to die during child birth then white women and their children retrospectively.

OBSCENE podcast host Maya Contreras interviews Dr. Jessica Young, Dr. Hazel Levy and Christine Platt, JD about why black women and their children are disproportionately dying during childbirth.

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