Social Justice & Diversity

Surgeon General Calls for ‘Unbiased’ Pregnancy-Related Care

Dec. 3, 2020, 5:27 PM

Health systems can boost access to maternal care in rural and underserved areas through the use of telemedicine and by linking facilities that don’t offer planned childbirth services with those that do, the U.S. surgeon general said Thursday.

Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams issued a call to action with steps to improve maternal health by addressing racial, socio-economic, geographic, and age disparities. He also announced a separate Department of Health and Human Services action plan aimed at reducing maternal deaths and the risks prior to, during, and following pregnancy.

Health-care providers should provide “easily accessed, culturally appropriate and unbiased care,”...

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