April 30, 10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
Sponsored by United Methodist Women
Maternal Health in Travis County
Join speaker Dr. Amy Young, M.D. to learn more about maternal health in Texas, particularly in Travis County, and explore the reasons for the rise in maternal deaths. According to a recent article in the “Obstetrics and Gynecology” medical journal last year, Texas maternal mortality rates had nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014.
Dr. Young is the Chair of the Department of Women’s Health and a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dell Medical School. Her biography is available at https://dellmed.utexas.edu/team-profile/amy-young along with a video of her vision for women’s health in Travis County (featured below).
New York Times Article, “America’s Shocking Maternal Deaths”
Texas Tribune Article: “Rise in Texas maternal deaths absent from legislative agenda”