Safe Pregnancy and Birth for All: Addressing Racism in Reproductive Healthcare
📆 Monday, January 29, 2024 at 12:00-1:00pm ET.
🌐 Simultaneous French interpretation will be available.
Most maternal deaths are entirely preventable, yet today still almost 800 women die a day globally from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Despite global gains, recent research from UNFPA highlights that maternal mortality has in fact risen in the Americas by about 15% and birthing people of African descent are notably overrepresented.
Taking a reproductive justice approach, this virtual panel will explore the causes and consequences of these racial disparities in reproductive healthcare, identifying effective strategies to eradicate inequalities and ensure quality healthcare for all.