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.
Millennials—young adults born in the 1980s and 1990s—came of age during a time when antibiotic-resistant sexually transmitted infections became a public health threat, racial disparities in reproductive and sexual health outcomes persisted, and politicians continued to systematically deny and attack their ability to access sexual health information and health care services, such as contraception and abortion.
The annual conference dedicated to addressing racism convened in Texas last week. Elizabeth Dawes Gay shares some of the highlights.
While the Affordable Care Act has significantly improved access to health insurance and preventive care, some important types of care for pregnant women were left out of the health-care reform law, namely doula care.
It’s no secret that Black women are more likely than others to experience negative maternal health outcomes.
On July 16th we celebrated the birthday of fearless social justice activist, suffragist, politician, and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
The court’s decision to allow corporations to deny insurance coverage of contraception has major implications for Black women across the United States.
Have you seen people you know post on social media about super cheap Plan B One-Step? Seem too good to be true? It might be.
A well-known African proverb reads, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It also takes a village for Black women to have healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies.
Economic inequality and injustice can affect the human body and lead to negative health outcomes.