Earlier this month, Choices in Childbirth and Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership of Women and Families, released a report and advocacy toolkit called….
While lack of access to health care has certainly contributed to maternal and infant death in the Black community, it doesn’t account for the extreme racial disparities seen in pregnancy-related outcomes. A growing body of evidence indicates that social, economic and psychological factors play a role as well.
When it comes to contraception – and the last chance to prevent an unintended pregnancy through emergency contraception – the stakes are high, and the time for action is always now.
Lack of information and limited financial access to contraception among Black women is something that must be addressed. Black women, like all women, deserve access to the resources they can use to prevent pregnancy, plan for healthy families, and fully experience reproductive agency.
Bringing my daughter with me to the gynecologist appointments has helped us talk about women’s health without it being an abstract or taboo concept to her.
It’s no secret that Black women are more likely than others to experience negative maternal health outcomes.
I’ve had to come to terms with how the shortcomings of the ACA affect my life.
The court’s decision to allow corporations to deny insurance coverage of contraception has major implications for Black women across the United States.
We know that the unjust policies within our health care system disproportionately impact low-income women of color.
While lupus is a notoriously difficult diagnosis, there is quite a bit of evidence that women are generally taken less seriously, and even treated with suspicion, when they show up in the emergency room with pain as a primary symptom.