In the U.S., Black and Indigenous women are two to three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes in the first year as white women.
Low-wage essential workers are dying at higher rates. Public health measures and vaccine distribution are needed to protect them.
A sweeping new study from the Commonwealth Fund looked at more than 9,000 women in 11 developed countries and found that women in this country pay more for health care than women in the other countries but are less healthy. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.