Support Women of Color, Support Our Future

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Women in NY give birth every 4.4 minutes. Yet, 1 in 9 nonhispanic black women will give birth with little to no prenatal care, increasing the risk for prematurity (3x) and mortality (5x). When we support women of color, we support our future.

References: 1. Effect of prenatal care on infant mortality rates according to birth-death certificate files. (n.d.). Retrieved December 29, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10517072 2. Inadequate prenatal care utilization and risks of infant mortality and poor birth outcome: a retrospective analysis of 28,729,765 U.S. deliveries over 8 years. (n.d.). Retrieved December 29, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836820 3. New York City Women: Overview of Gender Equity. (n.d.). Retrieved December 29, 2016, from http://www.nyc.gov/html/ceo/downloads/pdf/gender-briefs-report.pdf