Raising Women’s Voices

Study from the Journal of Women’s Health outlines racial disparities in pregnancy

Posted in Health Disparities, Maternity Care, Reports and Studies, Reproductive Health Care by raisingwomensvoices on June 26, 2009

A study in the Journal of Women’s Health found that women with depression or depression symptoms are much more likely to give birth preterm. This trend is much more pronounced in communities of color, with the risk for black women twice that of white women. You can read the abstract here, and the summary article from the National Partnership for Women and Families here. This is evidence that health disparities are alive and well in our health care system and is one of the reasons we need to continue to fight for the rights of women of color and other marginalized groups.

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