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Texas Records Highest Maternal Mortality Rate & Surpasses All Cities, Details Here

Update Date: Jun 09, 2017 08:05 AM EDT

Texas has been surfacing superlative healthcare issues since a couple of years back but now, a new record adds up another tone of disappointment to it. Here's an update on maternal mortality.

The latest insight pointed out that Texas has gazed up to be enlisted as the region to have the highest rate of maternal mortality. This record is not only based on the cities of the United States only. Texas has surpassed each and every major cities of the developing world in this race.

Why, Texas?

According to Self, if considered with the timeline from 2000 to 2010, Texas scored around 17.7 and 18.6 deaths per every 100,000 births. But after 2010, this rate of maternal mortality raised to nearly double of the earlier stack, with a rough account of 33 deaths per 100,000 birth.

By 2014, this average rate went up by 35.8 deaths per 100,000, whereas the average rate of maternal mortality in the whole of U.S. stayed as low as 23.8 on every 100,000 births. This massive increment in the rate of maternal mortality has certain connections with the huge budget cut in Healthcare of Texas, which the regional government professed recently.

Problem Due To Poor Healthcare In The State?

Bust pointed out that the state legislature of the state took back a hovering amount of $73.6 million from its family planning budget in 2011. This sudden decision made more than 80 medical facilities to close down forever, which were responsible for providing potential aids to pregnant women.

Moreover, Texas further went to permanently discontinue all Planned Parenthood clinics, which had previously offered contraceptives and health screenings to an estimate of130,000 women. Texas Health and Human Services Commission has had issued no words on the high-risk point of maternal mortality. According to the data collected by potential sources, the death rate of pregnant women is increasing rapidly in the same region.

Experts and analysts of this field have already expressed their disappointment over the situation. Some even predicted that Texas state legislature has no concern on this matter.

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