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Higher Risk in Black Women

 

 

Increased Health Risks for Black Women

Many health conditions disproportionality affect Black women in the United States. Statistics and studies show Black women are at a higher risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. This population also has a slightly higher risk of HPV-associated cervical cancer. In maternal health, Black women face a higher risk of preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, and maternal mortality. Read more

    Disparities in Women’s Health: Issues Facing Black Women
    Black women in the United States face numerous disparities in healthcare, both overall and specifically in women's health. In recent years, the disproportionate rates of maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women have gained additional attention. However, inequalities in utilization, care, and outcomes continue for numerous health conditions. Read more