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POSTPONED – DC’s Black Maternal Health Crisis

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 22

DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Zoom Event from 1:00–2:00 pm

Despite accounting for only half of all births in DC, Black women make up 90% of perinatal deaths. Specifically, residents of (predominantly Black) Wards 7 and 8 comprise 70% of pregnancy-related deaths, while residents of (predominantly White) Wards 2 and 3 reported no pregnancy-related deaths. Tragically, Wards 7 and 8 do not have the benefit of an OB/GYN unit at their nearest hospital. To help us better understand this appalling disparity in maternal health care in DC, we will be joined by Dr. Jamila Perritt, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, and former Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC.
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COVID vaccination with booster required for entry; click here to learn more about WNDC’s COVID safety policies.

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r9lrdvwab&oeidk=a07ejb3i0omb5b3c061

Venue

Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
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