A new report from a wide-ranging group of organizations describes threats to the use of science in government decisions regarding public health and recommends steps Congress can take in response.
Last week, two opinion pieces highlighted solutions to the US’s shameful rates of maternal mortality, and the appalling racial disparities in risk of death during and after childbirth.
The New York Times reports this week on the experiences of pregnant employees of XPO Logistics in Memphis. Their doctors recommended no heavy lifting, but the women’s managers refused to accommodate their request. They suffered miscarriages.
Senator Harris’s bill to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality has won praise, but several commenters have also noted that much larger steps will also be necessary to fix the conditions that put black women at elevated risk of a range of health problems
The comment deadline on the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule is Tuesday, July 31. If implemented, it will severely damage a successful program that used to enjoy bipartisan support and that has helped millions of low-income people access high-quality reproductive healthcare.
It’s an appropriate time to highlight some of the recent evidence that we should keep in mind as abortion takes center stage in political discussions.
One of the many reasons policymakers often give for restricting abortion access is that the procedure causes depression. A new study finds no evidence of such claims.
The Trump administration’s latest move to deny reproductive autonomy to women with low incomes takes the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on major changes to the Title X family planning program.
A fraction of coal miners who develop black lung disease will receive lung transplants. The treatment costs for this work-related disease should be borne by coal mine operators, but taxpayers through Medicare, are picking up the tab.
A week before Mother’s Day, providers, advocates, and mothers gathered on the National Mall to call for policy and practice changes to reduce the US’s shameful maternal mortality statistics.