JSI’s Merce Gasco and Natasha Vartapetova reflect on health disparities, family planning, maternal health, and other key takeaways from the ACOG annual meeting.
In 2015, more than 300,000 women died in childbirth. The vast majority of these deaths could have been prevented. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal death and accounts for an estimated 19 percent of maternal deaths. Who will hemorrhage after delivery is unpredictable but if untreated, PPH can kill a woman within 2 hours.