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Research on Racism and Adverse Birth Outcomes (from UCSF):
There is an ever-growing body of research that shows the connection between racism and the disparity of adverse birth outcomes for BIPOC families. The following articles provide lay-friendly comprehensive overviews of this issue and the many ways in which we can tackle it to achieve birth equity.
Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality | Center for American Progress
This report provides a comprehensive policy framework to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality.
Maternal health in BIPOC: Outcomes and addressing inequities | Medical News Today
This article provides a look at why maternal mortality rates are significantly higher among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) groups in the United States.
'Weathering': The health effects of stress and discrimination | Medical News Today
A Special Feature focusing on the adverse health effects of chronic exposure to socioeconomic adversity and political marginalization.
Maternal Mortality and Maternity Care in the United States Compared to 10 Other Developed Countries | Common Wealth Fund
A comparison of maternal mortality, maternity care workforce, access to postpartum care, and social protections in U.S. and 10 other countries.