High Death Rate of New York’s Black Moms Analyzed

Why do African American women in New York City die during childbirth nearly eight times as often as the city’s new white mothers?

How could this be in a city with public hospitals available to all?

The story Women’s eNews published in April 2010 that reported this health disparity stunned the team that has been working for more than 2 years to cover the maternal and infant health of African Americans for more than two years.