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The Black Maternal Health Crisis

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 The Black Maternal Health Crisis
Why is Pregnancy so Dangerous for Black Women?

 Special Guests:

Franklyn Geary Jr., MD, FACOG
Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine

 Nan Strauss
Director of Maternal Health Research and Policy
Amnesty International USA

Taped Statement from Shafia Monroe, CM
Founder and President
International Center for Traditional Childbearing

Something must be done to correct this silent crisis facing our nation's Black mothers and infants. The Black Women's Health Imperative is committed to raising long overdue questions as to why pregnancy is so dangerous for Black women.

Join the conversation about the factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, such as exceedingly high rates of c-sections, preterm births and a lack of breastfeeding among Black women.

Call us at 646-381-4662 to ask your questions during our live broadcast or email them to us prior to the show at asktheexpert@blackwomenshealth.org.