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Black people in the U.S. twice as likely to face coercion, unconsented procedures during birth

Black people in the U.S. twice as likely to face coercion, unconsented procedures during birth

Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely as white people to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and birth care, and to undergo them without their explicit consent, according to a new study by researchers at UBC’s Birth Place Lab and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).