Are Doctors Ignoring Indigenous Women?

Compared to white women, American Indian and Alaska Natives are more than 2X as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.
 
And Native women in urban areas—where there’s better access to care—fare no better than those on rural reservations.
 
Take Stephanie Snook, from Seattle. While pregnant with twins, she agreed to be interviewed for an article about maternal mortality among indigenous women. Before she got the chance, she went into cardiac arrest and died; her twins died days later, “cradled by their stunned relatives”—who are now left questioning how unconscious bias that may have contributed to her death.
 
NBC News

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