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Why are pregnancy and childbirth killing so many Black women in Texas?

A decade ago, Black women in Texas were twice as likely as white women to die from pregnancy and childbirth. Today, not much has changed.

A father touches a pregnant belly as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with doctors, nurses, doulas, and healthcare professionals during a tour of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco on April 21, 2022. Harris visited the EMBRACE program of prenatal and postnatal care for black women.

Implicit bias

Health care access

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