Where can you find pregnant 12-year-olds, women pregnant again and again just months after giving birth, and teens with high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and multiple pregnancies? A third world country perhaps? Maybe. But you really don't have to look that far.
Right here inthe USA we have areas where there are no local access to maternal health care, where extreme poverty prevents women from getting medicine or from transportation to doctors. So how rampant is this problem, who is affected and what are we doing about it?
Dr. Keisha Renee Callins is a women's health professional at Mirian Worthy Women's Health Center, and Assistant Medical Director for Albany Area Primary Health Care. She has earned numerous awards for resident teaching and research, presents at local and national conferences and is an expert in teenage pregnanacy prevention, obesity prevention, and physician workforce issues .
She works every day in one of the most poverty stricken areas of the US and she sees the catastrophe that is maternal health care in poor, rural communities.
Join us as we talk about poor women's health care, the reality and the tragedy.
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