EBONY.com contributor Dr. Aletha Maybankon explains how Plan B One-Step®, available for $50 on average, actually works to prevent pregnancy.
The stats say that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion before the age of 45, but due to silence and stigma, they often don’t feel safe to talk about their abortion publicly.
We’ve allowed our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty to silence our stories, and that silence is literally killing us.
Women of color are less likely to have access to appropriate emergency contraceptives.
In our culture and in our politics, generalizations about teenage sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting are too often used to reinforce a negative narrative and to score points.
We are writing from and to our own communities: because we deserve to know the truth about our own health disparities.
Whether trying to get a basic doctor’s visit, mental health services, or HIV/AIDS related care, Black trans* people have an uphill and often dangerous battle.
Black women—regardless of their income or education levels—are more likely than their white counterparts to experience poor pregnancy outcomes.
Those of us who are uninsured aren’t ignoring our health—we’re making the best of what’s available.
It’s an ongoing problem, but what do we do about it?