Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Childbirth is the leading reason for hospitalization in the United States, and nearly 4 million births occur each year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so will pregnancies and the need for pregnancy-related health care. It is imperative that government officials and health care decision makers ensure that pregnant people have access to high quality, respectful maternal health care during this time.

This new fact sheet was developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health.