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Republican Congressman Says He Shouldn’t Pay For Maternity Leave Because He Has An X Chromosome

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It's not as if we're doing so well that we can rest on our laurels in the area of women's health care.

U.S. has highest maternal death rate among developed countries

By Andis Robeznieks  | May 6, 2015
U.S. women are more likely to die during childbirth than women in any other developed country, leading the U.S. to be ranked 33rd among 179 countries on the health and well-being of women and children.

Women in the U.S. face a 1-in-1,800 risk for maternal death, the worst among the developed nations surveyed in Save the Children's 16th annual State of the World's Mothers report (PDF).

The study, published with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Johnson & Johnson, relies on data from the World Health Organization's Center for Health Development's 2003-2011 demographic and health surveys.

The data is consistent with the numbers in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pregnancy mortality surveillance system. Pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. have risen from 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 17.8 in 2009 and 2011, according to the CDC.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150506/NEWS/150509941

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The who survey in turn relies on data from countries that record infant mortality differently than others. Garbage in garbage out... or in this case garbage confirmation bias out. Feels good eh?

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PkrBum wrote:The who survey in turn relies on data from countries that record infant mortality differently than others. Garbage in garbage out... or in this case  garbage confirmation bias out. Feels good eh?

Are you trying to say something, or just talking?

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panhandler wrote:

Are you trying to say something, or just talking?

Good thing talk's cheap, eh?

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I wondered whether anyone would notice...apparently Cousins didn't catch it either...women have 2 X chromosomes; men have an X and a Y...

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The Congressman reminds me of people who say they don't want to pay taxes for schools because they don't have kids or their kids are grown. Like they want to live among ignorant people. Short term thinking.

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PkrBum wrote:The who survey in turn relies on data from countries that record infant mortality differently than others. Garbage in garbage out... or in this case  garbage confirmation bias out. Feels good eh?

That remark is the standard reply from people who don't want to admit how poorly the United States ranks. There might be a case made for discarding some statistics from countries where infant deaths include children up to one year old or something like that but  this study involves the death of mothers. I hardly think that countries like France, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden or Italy have methods of counting maternal deaths that would drastically or even slightly change the U.S's rankings.

Why is it so hard to admit that we need to improve in this area?

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