October 25, 2021

Health

Its all about the Health

How Is the Healthcare System Failing Black Women?

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Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related deaths than white women, but they are not being heard. “Even women with all the resources in the world — Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Allyson Felix — who had issues around pregnancy and childbirth were not listened to,” says Patrice Harris, MD, Everyday Health’s medical editor in chief at large, as she discusses how to ensure that women’s complaints are taken seriously.

Learn more about the #BlackHealthFacts project here: https://www.everydayhealth.com/black-health-facts/mental-health/

Information is our best tool for influencing change. These facts and statistics help illustrate how inequities have impacted Black Americans’ health and what needs to improve moving forward: https://www.everydayhealth.com/black-health-facts/?nocache=true

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