Differences in Abortion Rates between Asian Populations by Country of Origin and Nativity Status in New York City, 2011 –2015
This study examined the use of abortion services among specific Asian groups in NYC from 2011–2015. Using NYC surveillance data, we estimated abortion rates for Asians, dis aggregated by five country of origin groups and nativity status, and for other major racial/ethnic groups. We compared rates between groups and over time. From 2014–2015, the abortion rate for Asian women in NYC was 12.6 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 years, lower than the rates for other m ajor racial/ethnic groups. Among country of origin groups, Indian women had the highest rate (30.5 abortions per 1000 women), followed by Japa...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Hormonal contraceptive use in Ghana: the role of method attributes and side effects in method choice and continuation
Conclusions Ghanaian women value hormonal methods for their effectiveness against pregnancy. However, concerns about side effects (particularly bleeding changes), future fertility impairment, and long-term health issues led some women to discontinue hormonal methods. Counseling on these issues was reportedly inadequate. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In Direct Threat to Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Takes Up Mississippi Abortion Case
On May 17, theU.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case on Mississippi ’s ban on nearly all abortions starting at 15 weeks of pregnancy, which is currently blocked by lower courts. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Here & #039;s Why Sexual and Reproductive Rights Must Be the Linchpin of Feminist Foreign Policy
Key Points The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated a global gender equality crisis, provoking alarming increases in gender-based violence, a sharp decrease in women participating in the workforce, and new challenges in access to contraception, abortion and other essential health care. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are foundational and necessary for gender equality, as well as to a full recovery from the economic consequences of the pandemic. Feminist foreign policy provides a critical vehicle for the United States and the global community to promote gender equality and to ensu re sexual and repro...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Sexual and Reproductive Health Literacy, Misoprostol Knowledge and Use of Medication Abortion in Lagos State, Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Study
Little is known about the link between health literacy and women's ability to safely and successfully use misoprostol to self-induce an abortion. While abortion is only allowed to save a woman's life in Nigeria, misoprostol is widely available from drug sellers. We interviewed 394 women in 2018 in Lagos State, Nigeria, who induced abortion using misoprostol obtained from a drug seller to determine their sexual and reproductive health literacy (SRHL) and misoprostol knowledge levels; and how these were associated with ending the pregnancy successfully or seeking care for (perceived) complications. Our results show that wome...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Does the Impact of Motherhood on Women & #039;s Employment and Wages Differ for Women Who Plan Their Transition Into Motherhood?
AbstractWomen's ability to control their fertility through contraception and abortion has been shown to contribute to improvements in education and employment. At the same time, their employment and wages decline substantially when they transition to motherhood. About one-third of births are unintended, and it is unknown whether the impact of motherhood on employment, hours, and wages is smaller for women who planned their transition into motherhood compared with those who did not. To explore this, we examine fixed-effects models that estimate labor market outcomes using panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

State-Level Variation in Abortion Stigma and Women and Men ’s Abortion Underreporting in the USA
This study do cuments that abortion stigma plagues the quality of reporting in the USA for both women and men, regardless of which state they live in. Survey improvements to reduce abortion underreporting are needed.   (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In Direct Threat to Roe, Supreme Court Takes Up Mississippi Abortion Case
On May 17, theU.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case on Mississippi ’s ban on nearly all abortions starting at 15 weeks of pregnancy, which is currently blocked by lower courts. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Reproductive Health in East Africa: Guttmacher Institute Joins Advocates at Annual Regional Convening to Discuss How to Prevent Unsafe Abortion
Despite the liberalization of abortion laws in many Sub-Saharan African countries in recent years and the subsequent expansion of services such as postabortion care, unsafe abortion is still common in the region and exacts a heavy toll on individuals, families and health systems. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Impact of Abortion Underreporting on Pregnancy Data and Related Research
DiscussionIncomplete reporting of pregnancy remains a fundamental shortcoming to the study of US fertility-related experiences. Efforts to improve abortion reporting are needed to strengthen the quality of pregnancy data to support maternal, child, and reproductive health research. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Changes in Use of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in the United States from 2008-2015
Conclusions Increases in EC use occurred as access to EC was broadened through regulatory changes that moved some forms of EC from behind-the-counter to fully over-the-counter between 2008 and 2015.Implications Over-the-counter provision of many forms of EC pills may have increased access and introduced more flexibility in how EC is obtained, but these changes may have come with tradeoffs, both in the form of cost barriers and decreased opportunities for clinicians to discuss EC with their patients. Despite improved access to contraception more broadly through the Affordable Care Act, EC remains a necessary component of ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Powerful Contraception, Complicated Programs: Preventing Coercive Promotion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
Key Points: Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which are highly effective and low maintenance, are increasingly popular among birth control users—and policymakers. The United States’ history of coercive and racist family planning programs serves as a strong warning to those seeking to promo te LARCs as a panacea. As policy and clinical innovations, as well as new programs, encourage LARC use, reproductive justice advocacy and improved clinical guidance offer ways to ensure patient autonomy and contraceptive equity. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

2021 Is on Track to Become the Most Devastating Antiabortion State Legislative Session in Decades
Right-wing ideologues are engaging in a shock and awe campaign against abortion rights that is largely getting lost against the background of a broader attack on other basic rights, including awave of voter suppression laws and (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Contraceptive use is on the rise among U.S. adolescent women aged 15-19, particularly use of long-acting reversible methods
(Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Trends in U.S. Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use, 2006-2019
This study examines changes over time in the prevalence of select sexual behaviors and contraceptive use measures in a national sample of U.S. adolescents.Study Design We used data on adolescents aged 15-19 from the 2006-2010 (n=4,662), 2011-2015 (n=4,134), and 2015-2019 (n=3,182) National Surveys of Family Growth. We used logistic regression to identify changes between periods in sexual behaviors and contraceptive use by gender, and for some measures by age. We estimated probabilities of age at first penile-vaginal intercourse with Kaplan-Meier failure analysis.Results Over half of adolescents have engaged in at least o...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Releases Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles for More Than 130 Countries
Commitment to providing essential care for women and adolescents is critical to upholding sexual and reproductive rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Adding It Up: Investing in the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in India
India has made important gains in improving the sexual and reproductive health of women and young people. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Uninsured Rate for People of Reproductive Age Ticked Up Between 2016 and 2019
After years of dramatic improvement under the  Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate for people of reproductive age ticked upward under destructive Trump-era policies. Moreover, major disparities in the uninsured rates remain by income, race and ethnicity, and citizenship. To improve the health of U.S. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Next Federal Budget Matters a Lot for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights —Here’s What to Look Out for
With the American Rescue Plan nowsigned into law, President Biden and Congress are turning their attention to the fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) budget, the next major demonstration of federal policy priorities. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Arkansas Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on Abortions —Here & #039;s What It Means
Orginally published in  The Hill. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Arkansas Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on Abortions — Here & #039;s What It Means
Read  the full op-ed in The Hill (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Guttmacher Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
The Guttmacher Institute is pleased to announce the 2021  cycle of theCory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship, which supports the development of future leaders dedicated to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Righting the Course: What Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration Must Do for Abortion Access in the United States
Key Points: Six in 10 women of reproductive age live in states with policy landscapes designed to make abortion difficult to access. It is not enough to protect abortion access as it currently exists—policymakers must build toward a future of expanded, equitable access for all. Congress and the Biden-Ha rris administration should prioritize ensuring that people seeking to end a pregnancy can do so with dignity, on the timeline that meets their needs, and with affordable, equitable access to care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

What Federal Policymakers Must Do to Restore and Strengthen a Title X Family Planning Program That Serves All
Key Points: For the last 50 years, the federal government has funded the nation’s family planning networks through Title X to provide superlative care, yet Trump-Pence administration attacks have slashed the program’s patient capacity in half. The Biden-Harris administration and Congress must restore t he Title X family planning program to its status before the previous administration’s changes and make a substantially greater investment in the program. To fulfill the promise of Title X, the administration and Congress must protect providers from discrimination, modernize program funding and in fras...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Safe from the Start Act: A Commonsense Bill to Address Gender-Based Violence Around the World
Gender-based violence is one of the most harmful and dehumanizing consequences of gender inequity, and over the last year it has become even more widespread. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Danger Ahead: Early Indicators Show States Will Be the Main Abortion Battleground in 2021
State lawmakers entered 2021 with numerous urgent priorities: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout, a struggling economy and the resulting reduced tax revenues and budgets, efforts to address systemic racism across multiple issues from health care to criminal justice reform, post-census political redistricting and shoring up the institutions of democracy, among others. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Pregnancies, Births and Abortions in the United States, 1973 –2017: National and State Trends by Age
The Guttmacher Institute calculates comprehensive historical statistics on the incidence of pregnancy, birth and abortion for people of reproductive age in the United States (seeDefinitions). (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

APHRC and Guttmacher Institute announce partnership to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the Guttmacher Institute are proud to announce their partnership to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Florida ’s Proposed 20-Week Abortion Ban Would Force Pregnant People to Travel More Than 30 Times as Far for Care
In Florida, policymakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This bill and the inflammatory rhetoric surrounding it are straight from the well-worn antiabortion playbook of vilifying abortion later in pregnancy, regardless of the real-world harms to pregnant people. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

A Time for Change: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in a New Global Era
Key Points The COVID-19 pandemic and four years of disastrous policies by the Trump-Pence administration have fundamentally altered the global health landscape. In the aftermath of these crises, the global community must go beyond the previous status quo to develop new strategies for making equitable prog ress on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The United States and other donor governments, low- and middle-income country governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organizations must harness the Sustainable Development Goals, prioritize marginalized populations, embrace service de livery and financ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Use of concurrent multiple methods of contraception in the United States, 2008 to 2015
Objective To identify prevalence of, characteristics associated with, and combinations of, use of more than one method of  contraception at last intercourse among US women between 2008 and 2015.Methods We conducted bivariate and multivariable  logistic regression analyses using data on concurrent contraceptive use from 2 nationally representative samples of women ages 15 to 44 who had used some form of contraception at last intercourse in the past 3 months in the 2006–2010 (n = 6601) and 2013–2017 (n = 5562) cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth.Results Use of m...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Case for Ending the “Global Gag Rule” and the Helms Amendment
On January 28, 2021,President Biden rescinded the “global gag rule.” While that was an important move, it was just the first step in restoring U.S. leadership on global sexual and reproductive health and rights. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Adolescents Deserve Better: What the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress Can Do to Bolster Young People ’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
Key Points Adolescents deserve access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health information and services that meet their needs. The Biden-Harris administration and Congress have several legislative, regulatory and governing tools to achieve this vision. The incoming administration and Congress shoul d prioritize ensuring that all adolescents receive high-quality sex education, removing financial and logistic obstacles to care, and guaranteeing confidential care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

From Unsafe to Safe Abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa: Slow but Steady Progress —Executive Summary
Thisreport on induced abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa offers an overview of the legality of abortion and describes how often and how safely abortions occur in the region ’s 48 countries. It also examines the underlying context of abortion—namely, unintended pregnancy and its causes. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

In This Issue
In the final issue of 2020, Perspectives offers six research articles that examine topics ranging from abortion access and care to the link between parent connectedness and sexual health among transgender and gender ‐diverse youth. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Acknowledgment to Our 2020 Peer Reviewers
As Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health completes its 52nd year of publication, the editorial staff wants to thank the following peer reviewers —more than 100 of whom generously volunteered their time and effort—for their expert evaluations of submitted manuscripts. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

A Fragmented System: Ensuring Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage in All U.S. Health Insurance Plans
Key Points Everyone should have truly comprehensive insurance coverage for birth control that encompasses all contraceptive methods, services and counseling, without out-of-pocket costs or other coverage restrictions, at a choice of health care providers that offer high-quality care, and without external i nterference. Although federal law contains strong contraceptive coverage requirements for private insurance plans and Medicaid, significant gaps remain and the Trump-Pence administration has further undermined these requirements. The Biden-Harris administration could do many things to help close t hese gaps, yet the...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Acknowledgment to Reviewers
The editors wish to express their appreciation to the following reviewers for their assistance in evaluating manuscripts submitted to International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2020: Rajib AcharyaAbiodun AdanikinVictor AgadjanianAnthony AjayiIfeyinwa AkamikeAnna AltshulerJoshua Amo-Adjei (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Women & #039;s Perspectives on Contraceptive-Induced Amenorrhea in Burkina Faso and Uganda
CONCLUSIONSAddressing misconceptions about contraception and menstruation may result in more informed method decision making. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Provider and Women Characteristics as Risk Factors for Postpartum Copper IUD Expulsion and Discontinuation in Nepal
CONCLUSIONThe findings highlight the need for increased training and supervision of providers during their first 10 PPIUD insertions. Counselling on risk of expulsion may especially benefit younger and Dalit women, and should include partners and other family members to avoid any stigma surrounding PPIUD use by women whose partner is away from home for a prolonged period. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

How the Biden administration should stand up for abortion rights
Readthe full op-ed in the Washington Post (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Coming COVID Baby Bust
Originally published in  Ms. Magazine. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

From Unsafe to Safe Abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa: Slow but Steady Progress
This report represents the first comprehensive compilation of information about abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa and its four subregions. It offers a panorama of this hard-to-measure practice by assembling data on the incidence and safety of abortion, the extent to which the region ’s laws restrict abortion, and how these laws have changed between 2000 and 2019.Many countries in this region have incrementally broadened the legal grounds for abortion, improved the safety of abortions, and increased the quality and reach of postabortion care. There is still much progress to be made, however, including enabling the region...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Address Trump ’s Last-Minute Attempts to Damage Health Care
In its last several months in office, the Trump-Pence administration quietly but systematically attacked sexual and reproductive health and rights through regulatory and administrative processes. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Has Sex Ed Even Changed From the ‘Bridgerton’ Era to Today?
If you ’re anything like me, you spent much of the past two weeks enthralled in the world of Bridgerton, a Gossip Girl-esque show set in 1813 that’s largely centered around the lack of knowledge the female characters have about sex and pregnancy. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Interprofessional Abortion Opposition: A National Survey and Qualitative Interviews with Abortion Training Program Directors at U.S. Teaching Hospitals
CONCLUSIONSInterprofessional opposition to abortion is widespread in U.S. teaching hospitals. Interventions are needed that prioritize patients ’ needs while recognizing the challenges hospital colleagues face in their abortion participation decisions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Medicaid Work Requirements at the U.S. Supreme Court: A Potentially Devastating Blow to Health Coverage for Millions
In spring 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case on the legality of imposing work requirements in the Medicaid program. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Parents Matter: Associations Between Parent Connectedness and Sexual Health Indicators Among Transgender and Gender ‐Diverse Adolescents
CONCLUSIONSAs with other populations, parent connectedness promotes sexual health among transgender and gender ‐diverse youth and may provide a point of intervention. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Promoting Optimal Sexual and Reproductive Health with Mobile Health Tools for Black Women: Combining Technology, Culture and Context
In the United States, Black women are disproportionately affected by adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes compared with women of other races and ethnicities. They have elevated rates of STI acquisition, and they are five times as likely as White women to become infected with chlamydia and gonorrhea. Although HIV infection rates among U.S. women have decreased over the past decade, Black women continue to be disproportionately affected. They have the second ‐highest rate of new HIV infections after men who have sex with men, and are diagnosed at higher rates than are women of all other racial and ethnic backgro...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Community ‐Based Doulas and COVID‐19: Addressing Structural and Institutional Barriers to Maternal Health Equity
The Black –White racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes are among the largest disparities seen in traditional perinatal health measures. Black pregnant and postpartum people have a pregnancy‐related mortality ratio that is three to four times that of their White counterparts, and dispar ities in severe maternal morbidity are similar. Additionally, the infant mortality rate among Black neonates is more than twice that of White neonates (10.8 vs. 4.6 per 1,000 live births), and the proportion of births that are preterm is more than 50% higher among Blacks than among Whites (14% vs. 9 %). (Source: T...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news