Amnesty International recently released a report titled “Deadly Delivery,” which revealed that the likelihood of a woman dying during childbirth in the U.S. was significantly higher than women in Europe.
According to an article in the March 2010 issue of Time Magazine, the report stated that every day in the U.S., more than two women die of pregnancy-related causes. Amnesty International noted that women do not tend to die from complex causes, but due to factors that could potentially be prevented.
This attention-grabbing report, which gathered data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlighted issues such as barriers for American women to access care, especially when correlated with socioeconomic status, neglectful or discriminatory care, and overuse of risky interventions including inducing labor and cesarean sections.
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