This week @temekazoremd joins us with her newest piece, How Will the Biden/Harris Administration Address Disparities in Healthcare for Women of Color?
“Racial disparities in care and racial disparities in medical outcomes exist in almost all fields of medicine, from higher rates of severe COVID infection and hospitalization in minority populations to higher rates of infertility in black women with an almost 50 percent lower likelihood of seeking care, to an almost 40 percent higher rate of breast cancer mortality in black women. These unfortunate statistics are likely driven by a variety of factors including access and affordability of care, weathering, implicit bias in the medical field, and a pervasive mistrust of the medical system in general.
When we focus on reproductive and maternal health care, my hope is that this new administration will make it a priority to address the maternal morbidity and mortality disparities in care that exist.”
Read the full piece through the link in our bio. ...