About 700 people die in the U.S. each year during pregnancy, delivery, or soon afterward—and death rates are three to four times higher among Black and Indigenous populations than white counterparts.
Dr. Rachel Hardeman is a professor of health and racial equity at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the founding director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity. She can discuss topics including:
Racial inequities in birth outcomes, for both birthing people and their babies;
Underlying causes of these inequities;
Research-backed approaches to obstetrical care that can improve health outcomes for marginalized groups; and
How rates of pregnancy-related death could change if Roe v. Wade is overturned.