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The U.S. Maternal Healthcare Crisis

49 THE U.S. MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS Countries that have lower maternal mortality ratios than the US Numbers You Need To Know In May 2011, Amnesty International launched a one year update to its groundbreaking report, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA. From that update, here are numbers you need to know. 127 Deaths per 100,000 live births in the US. JOIN US IN SHINING A LIGHT ON MATERNAL HEALTH 3 times as high as the government's Healthy People 2010 target Care for childbearing women and newborns is by far the number one reason for hospitalization in the US 329% 2 US cesarean rate in 2009. An all-time high following a 13 The risk of maternal death in high-poverty areas is 2x that in low- poverty areas. consecutive year rise. MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIOS (PER 100,000 LIVE BIRTHS) BY RACE/ ETHNICITY 21.% In states with 34 cesarean rates higher than 33%, the risk of maternal death is 21% higher than in states with non-Hispanic black American Indian / 169 Alaska Native 11 Asian / Pacific cesarean rates Islander 34000 3-4 lower than 33%. 10.4 non-Hispanic white 9.6 Hispanic The number of women each year who nearly die from pregnancy-related complications - one every 15 minutes African-American women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy -related causes than white women. 50 YEARς AMNESTY TE Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. Commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2011, the organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BY JESS3

The U.S. Maternal Healthcare Crisis

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Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as the leading global non-profit aiming to protect human rights. Thanks to Amnesty International’s Jennifer Bradshaw (none other than ...


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