“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are different from my own.”  
- Audre Lord 

Maternal Health Equity Resources


WYPR On the Record: Maternal Mortality and Being a Black Woman in America

The United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth--and the mothers most at risk … are African Americans. Listen here

A New Mother's Death Brings Attention to Racial Disparities

Part public health summit and part memorial tribute to Dr. Shalon Irving, who was a Johns Hopkins alum and public health official, the symposium, titled The Fierce Urgency of Now, explored the growing crisis of health disparities for African-American mothers and how deaths like Irving's can be prevented. Read here

Lean In: Why women get overlooked in healthcare—with Serena Williams, Dr. Janine Clayton...

A Lean In Podcast: Why women get overlooked in healthcare. Featuring Serena Williams, Dr. Janine Clayton, Dr. Esther Choo. Listen here

From Birth Control to Death - Facing Black Women's Maternal Mortality—with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

#HerDreamDeferred Panel Discussion: From Birth Control to Death - Facing Black Women's Maternal Mortality

Watch here

Why black women face a high risk of pregnancy complications | News | Harvard University

Black women three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and a big reason for the disparity may be racism, say experts. Read here

The New York Times: Doctors and Racial Bias: Still a Long Way to Go

It would be easy to look at a photo from the 1980s and conclude that things have changed. Many have not. Read here