Black women face a barrier of racial & gender discrimination in healthcare

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 18, 2021

As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. People of color face inequalities across the board, and the pandemic has only magnified this grim reality. Black men and women are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the population, and they are 2.1 times more likely than white people to die from the virus. That's why Black women are left to face a double edge sword of discrimination due to race and sex, and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.

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Topics: racism, health inequity, health inequality, maternal mortality, maternal health, health crisis, racial inequality, Dr. Shafi

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