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Evonnia Woods

Evonnia Woods

Senior Outreach Producer, Reproaction

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Black Maternal & Infant Mortality: 'The most vulnerable among us are the most directly affected by the policies."

Black Maternal & Infant Mortality: 'The most vulnerable among us are the most directly affected by the policies."

Evonnia Woods is the Senior Outreach Producer for Reproaction, an advocacy organization focusing on reproductive justice.

In Missouri, Black women are “four times more likely to die within one year of pregnancy than white women,” according to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

She spoke about the way that intersectional issues – like transportation, poverty and racism – can contribute to Black maternal and infant mortality.

This piece was reported and produced by Rachel Schnelle.

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