Tag: maternal health in the U.S.

Hawai‘i Law Restricting Midwives Challenged in Court 

Native Hawaiian midwives and others sue state to block law that prevents them from serving communities in traditional ways.

“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.”

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 […]