Maternal Mortality — A US perspective

Afro Health Initiative
3 min readJul 25, 2021

Written by Nathalie Diadhiou in April 2021, a volunteer writer for AHI

Due to racism and other socio-economic factors on a global scale, the black woman has the highest mortality rate unlike other ethnicities based on statistics gathered by the CDC [1].

During slavery, it was discovered that white scientists used black women as guinea pigs to test procedures and tools to implement the latest innovative advancements without cautiously aiding and protecting black women who were at the mercy of their slave owners. Without the use of…

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