News broke with this Associated Press article and is making headlines across the country this week: the rate of women dying in childbirth in the United States has officially increased for the first time in decades. Why? One of the main reasons given by experts is the rising number of cesareans, particularly repeat cesareans. Most shocking element? Black women are nearly four times more likely to die than white women.
Read more about this woman, who died after her labor was induced with the drug Cytotec, which has been implicated in several maternal and baby deaths.