Race Isn’t a Risk Factor in Maternal Health. Racism Is.
Rewire News | Dr. Joia Crear-Perry | 4/11/18
In this important article, Dr. Perry seeks to change the way we talk about race, risk, and maternal death. Dr. Perry acknowledges that mainstream media now writes about how Black women in the U.S. are the most likely to die from pregnancy-related complications, however, she advocates to list racism, rather than race, as a modifiable risk factor for poor maternal health outcomes.