“There is so much stress throughout the whole life span just being African American in the US because of discrimination–various forms of discrimination and that, that can actually have serious biological impacts including on the health of an infant.”
– Zoe Carpenter
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Several organizations have recently taken a look at black maternal health and the effects on low birth rates. Last year, The Nation did a two part analysis of this and i’ll revisit an interview I did with Zoe Carpenter of The Nation where she looked at recent studies reversing the notion that black women’s health choices were the reason they had poor care.
As Black Maternal Health Week comes to a close, I thought I would take a look at some of the causes and effects of these issues.
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