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Maternal Health news and analysis from The Nation
April 12, 2022
Black Mothers Are Dying. The Least We Can Do Is Listen to Their Stories
As we observe Black Maternal Health Week, it’s essential that we heed the lessons of maternal mortality review committees and press for life-saving support for pregnant Black people.
March 17, 2022
The US Is Facing a Maternal Health Crisis. Climate Change Is Making It Worse.
Soaring temperatures, air pollution, and extreme weather contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes—especially for women of color.
February 17, 2022
The Benefits of Getting the Covid Vaccine as a Pregnant Black Woman
We now have scientific proof that getting vaccinated while pregnant is important—for Black pregnant people, it’s even more critical.
October 1, 2020
Covid Threatens to Worsen Disparities in Maternal and Reproductive Care
We must address racial inequalities head-on, rather than wishing them away.
December 26, 2019
The Left Case for Fertility Awareness
No pill, intrauterine device, or ultra-ribbed piece of rubber could provide the sexual liberation I experience practicing a method associated with anti-choice religious zealots.
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December 18, 2019
Bernie Could Be America’s First Feminist President
The Sanders campaign’s feminism understands that individual success stories and piecemeal reforms are no match for the interlocking systems of oppression.
October 9, 2019
Washington’s Struggling Medical Residents Need a Raise
How bullying, depression, debt, and 90-hour weeks pushed members of the
University of Washington Housestaff Association to walk out of the job.
August 12, 2019
Paid Family Leave Is a Game Changer for New Parents’ Health, Not Just Their Economic Security
The transition to parenthood is a critical window when parents’ mental and physical health is at risk. Paid leave can protect them—and their babies.
May 17, 2019
Abortion Bans Have No Respect for Life, Fairness, or Equality
Why a spate of restrictive new bills will hurt poor and minority women the most.