Unequal Motherhood: Racial-Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Cesarean Sections in the United States

  title={Unequal Motherhood: Racial-Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Cesarean Sections in the United States},
  author={Louis M. Roth and Megan M. Henley},
  journal={Social Problems},
Disparities in cesarean rates in the United States represent an important social problem because cesareans are related to maternal deaths and to the high cost of American health care. There are pervasive racial-ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in maternity care as in health care more generally, yet there has been little scrutiny of how overuse of cesarean deliveries might be linked to these disparities. There are at least two possibilities when it comes to c-sections: black, Hispanic… 

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