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Black Women Are 2.5 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Woman, Study Finds

It’s 2020 and Black women are still dying at disproportionate rates during childbirth. According to a report from USA Today , Black women are currently dying in childbirth 2 ½ times more than their white counterparts. Amber Rose Issac, a 26-year-old graduate school student from the Bronx, New York died just four days after tweeting about her experience with “incompetent doctors” despite giving birth to a healthy baby boy, USA Today reports. She was ignored by doctors who failed to diagnose a rare condition that caused her blood platelet levels to drop dangerously low. Can’t wait to write a tell all about my experience during my last two trimesters dealing with incompetent doctors at Montefiore — ✨ (@Radieux_Rose) April 17, 2020 “If Amber was white, Amber would be here,” said her partner Bruce McIntyre. “Amber would have got standard care if she were white. Amber did not receive standard care, and that’s the problem.” Data released earlier this year by the National Center for Health...

Shanique Yates

Sep 17, 2020