“The recent findings from the CDC stated that 1 in 5 women reported mistreatment while receiving maternity care, with Black, Hispanic, and multiracial women reporting mistreatment at higher rates. This confirms exactly what we know to be true. All maternity care should be respectful, supportive, free of harmful interactions, and include shared decision-making. Yet, women of color in our nation continue to be disproportionately affected by years of systemic medical racism and neglect that contribute to high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity. As an administration, we are committed to supporting birthing people in our borough so they have access to high-quality, bias-free, and patient-centered healthcare before, during, and after childbirth. It is a fundamental right that we will continue to fight for alongside our birthing advocates and our partners on the city, state, and federal levels of government.”

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