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Most Texas pregnancy deaths preventable

December 21, 2022 - 00:00
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A long-awaited state report concludes most pregnancyrelated deaths in Texas in 2019 were preventable and disproportionately affected Black women.The report, issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, indicated deaths were mainly attributable to hemorrhage, mental health conditions and blood clots. Also playing a role were discrimination and violence, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis of the report.DSHS issued the report after months of delay, which drew criticism from members of the committee and maternal health advocates, as well as Democratic lawmakers.Fourteen women died during pregnancy over the study period,

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