The history of black women plays a role in medicine.
Read ProPublica’s article on how the U.S. is the most dangerous industrialized country where children can be born, and racial differences in maternal mortality make it worse for women with skin color: https://www.propublica.org/article/nothing-protects -black-women-from-dying-in-pregnancy-and-birth And they are looking for your help to understand the problem. If you almost died during pregnancy, or if you know someone who has died due to birth causes, please visit this page for more information: http://propub.li/2Ae5RMi
At 0:54 am, an earlier version of this table incorrectly reported “deaths per 1,000 live births” but “100,000” instead. The bug has been fixed.
UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, New York removed the statue of J. Marion Sims as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s review of city markings that may be “symbols of hate”.
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