To close out Black Maternal Health Week, this dynamic ESSENCE panel discusses systems of harm, solutions, and healing.
The element of individual behavior blame is prevalent in Black maternal health and COVID-19 alike.
Just as in the United States, Black women in the United Kingdom are more likely to die from pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum complications than white women.
These are the cold hard facts that prove Black women and their babies aren't receiving the healthcare they deserve.
White supremacy itself is a comorbidity for the novel coronavirus, waiting to make a bad situation worse.
These health care professionals play a pivotal role in demanding that institutional and structural racism continue to be addressed to ensure that health and birth equity are attained.
In her monthly column, Sen. Kamala Harris discusses why we need to focus on the Black maternal health crisis during the coronavirus pandemic.
For centuries, and even today, Black women's bodies have been legislated upon with policies that violate our right to reproductive health care.