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WARNING: Black Women In Virginia Are Dying 3 Times More Than Any Other Race

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WARNING: Black Women In Virginia Are Dying 3 Times More Than Any Other Race


Black women are dying during childbirth at alarming rates, right in our own backyard. This is personal for me because I was raised by a village of strong Black women and to know that is happening is frightening.

Just a few months back we reported that the number of Black women who are dying in childbirth is increasing every year. And even more recent, Serena Williams explained to us that she too was suffering from a condition after giving birth that also almost took her life. And we learn that at least one state, it’s happening all too often.

In Virginia, black women die in or near childbirth more than three times as often as women from any other race. They died at a rate of 36.6 per 100,000 births since 2016, according to the Centers…

Please read original article WARNING: Black Women In Virginia Are Dying 3 Times More Than Any Other Race posted on Healthy Black Girls on 29 June 2018 | 8:50 am —

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