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“Health Disparities in Preterm Births” : CDC Fact Sheet
“Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes” : March of Dimes
“Reducing Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Preterm and Low Birthweight Births”: American Public Health Association
Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Semdley (Whole book online for free)
Unnatural Causes Documentary Series
UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Michael Lu believes that for many women of color, racism over a life time, not just during the nine months of pregnancy, increases the risk of preterm delivery. To improve birth outcomes, Lu argues, we must address the conditions that impact women's health not just when they become pregnant but from childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.