Evidence-Based Policy Making
It is “common knowledge” that maternal health inequities exist in certain countries, such as the US and UK. With both media coverage and research attention to the issue, these countries are not only leading the conversation about medical racism and obstetric violence, but they are also staging interventions to address the problem.
European countries have the same problems, but limited research, media attention, and interventions. Research and advocacy are the important first steps in getting this issue on the public agenda and driving policy change.