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News by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Oct 15, 2023 - Explores the lack of obstetric units in Alabama and nationally in rural communities. Discusses the distances pregnant women have to travel to receive care and highlights maternity care deserts in Alabama and in rural areas nationally.
Source: NBC News
Oct 12, 2023 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM) on December 5-6, 2023. Agenda items are being finalized but may include an update on recommendations to improve birth outcomes among American Indian and Alaska Native mothers and infants; updates on the federal Healthy Start program; Committee workgroup discussions on rural health/systems issues, social determinants of health, and preconception/interconception care and reproductive health; federal updates; and Committee operations. The webinar link and log-in information will be available at the ACIMM website before the meeting. Requests for public comment should be sent via email to
Source: Federal Register