More Pregnant Women Dying in America

The United States is right down there with Iran and China when it comes to women dying in pregnancy and childbirth, Bloomberg reports. This, while the rest of the world makes progress on this metric. “More than 275,000 women died worldwide last year in pregnancy, childbirth, or complications from it, most of the deaths preventable. In the U.S. these deaths have increased about 2.7% a year since 2000, to 26.4 deaths for every 100,000 live births, or 1,063 total, last year. (Iran has a lower rate and saw 281 maternal deaths in 2015).”

Source: Bloomberg