Our special edition of Real to Reel focuses on maternal health, childbirth and abortion, with stories that include the death of a neonatal nurse after giving birth to her daughter, designing a better hospital to reduce C-sections, a home birth with some unexpected twists and much more.
“Pregnant Pause: To Have (or Not Have) a Baby on TV,” Hollywood, Health & Society's panel at the WGAW on July 31, explored topics on abortion, childbirth and maternal health, and looked at their depictions in TV entertainment.
The Spring 2017 Real to Reel spotlights stories about depression and pregnancy, a genetic link that might hold the key to ending the opioid epidemic, the U.S. nuclear command-and-control center at Cheyenne Mountain, and a Southern Christian doctor who believes the abortions he provides are rooted in justice.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy called for a fundamental change in fighting America’s opioid epidemic, saying that those struggling with addiction have a chronic illness and need treatment, along with counseling, compassion and support.