Lifecycle WomanCare (formerly called The Birth Center) has released the State of Womens' Health Outcomes Report, a 12 page document based on their State of Womens' Health Symposium held last year. I was shocked at one of the statistics -- that 74% of Philadelphia women whose deaths were pregnancy related between 2010 and 2012 were Black. That's an astounding number. We definitely need to do something about that.
Kathryn Boockvar is the executive director of Lifecycle WomanCare. A second State of Womens' Health Symposium will be held this September.