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Chipping away at the problems of reproductive healthcare, one patient at a time
One in eight couples, single parents by choice and much of the LGBTQ+ population in the United States seek out fertility services. Studies have shown that women experiencing infertility have experienced depression levels comparable to those receiving a cancer or HIV diagnosis.
This is all aligned with a much larger issue: The dismal state of maternal and child care in the United States.
In 2018, at 17 maternal deaths per every 100,000 live births, the U.S. mortality rate was double that of France and Canada, and nearly triple the number in the U.K. Moreover, mortality rates spike significantly for Black women, at 34 per every 100,000. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable.