Pregnant Women in America Die More Often Than in Iran

The human lifespan is increasing and disease is decreasing, but a new study reveals some unsettling setbacks.
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The rate at which American women are dying from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth is on par with Iran, China, and some nations that made up the Soviet bloc. The difference is that in those countries, the prognosis is for improvement. In America, it’s not.

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