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It is far more dangerous to give birth in the United States compared to other industrialized countries. Women of color experience higher rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, despite socioeconomic status, and one’s zip code is often a determinant of quality of life and whether you have equitable access to essential resources and health care. With PUSH, we can change the narrative.
Despite the fact that women make up half the population and about half the workforce, women’s health research is significantly underfunded. Bias in women’s experiences and lack of inclusion in clinical studies are just some of the reasons advancements in women’s care continue to take a backseat to other research initiatives.
Maternal health refers to a woman's health and well-being before, during, and after pregnancy. This encompasses aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and social health.
–Rural Health Information
Maternal health and well-being, reflecting experiences throughout the life course, may determine the health of the next generation and, ultimately, the health of the nation.
Healthier women become healthier mothers and, in turn, contribute to healthier infants, families, and communities.
–Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee
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