Tag: black maternal health

“Let’s Talk Repro” Series: Breana Lipscomb, Senior Advisor for Maternal Health & Rights

“Movements for change are most impactful when the communities that are most affected by human rights violations are leading on that change.”

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

Amidst an alarming rise in maternal mortality in the U.S., the week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in maternal health outcomes.

U.S. Maternal Health & Rights Initiative

The U.S. continues to face a maternal health crisis, with rates of maternal deaths continuing to rise. The crisis disproportionately impacts Black women, who are nearly three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications. Multiple factors contribute to the disparities that Black women experience, including structural racism, biased and discriminatory treatment […]

Center to Co-Host “Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility,” a Virtual Event for Black Maternal Mental Health Week

Register to attend a conversation about the implications of in/fertility and pregnancy loss on Black families’ mental health.

How Restricted Reproductive Care Impacts All Of The Black Community

The Center’s Senior Adviser for Maternal Health and Rights, Breana Lipscomb, was interviewed by Essence Magazine for its piece, “How Restricted Reproductive Care Impacts All Of The Black Community.” Lipscomb discusses the importance of Black Maternal Health Week, the current political climate around reproductive rights, and what we can do to help mitigate the maternal […]

Raising Awareness: Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

The week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in U.S. maternal health outcomes.

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Calls Attention to Potential Harms of Overturning Ruling

Ebony quoted Breana Lipscomb, the Center’s Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Rights, on the harms Black women would face if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. If Roe falls, Lipscomb explains, “Pregnant Black women who have abortions will face fewer safe options and higher risks of criminalization and punishment. It will be another […]

Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.