Why Is It Important to Address Racism Against Black Women in Healthcare?

By Nebila El Bassel, Columbia University Forty years after the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Black women continue to carry the highest HIV burden among women. Although black women only represent 13% of the female populationThey accounted for more than half of HIV diagnoses among all women in the United States in 2018. Data from the US Centers …

Racism is a Strong Factor in the High Premature Birth Rate of Black Women,

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News Dr. The tipping point for Paula Braveman came when a long-time patient at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District walked past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. She said she would no longer come to the clinic because she could …

25 Years Study of Black Women, Links to Frequent Use of Ash-Based Hair

Kimberly Bertrand, Boston University Research Summary is a short excerpt about interesting academic studies. big idea Frequent and prolonged use of lye-based hair straightening products or relaxers may increase the risk of breast cancer in Black women compared to more moderate use. of Boston University Black Women’s Health Study It followed 59,000 African-American women for …