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Peggy Jones-Foxx, president of the Wichita Black Nurses Association, teaches prenatal education classes as part of a new initiative to reduce Black infant mortality. Rose Conlon/Kansas News Service hide caption toggle caption Rose Conlon/Kansas News Service Peggy Jones-Foxx, president of the Wichita Black Nurses Association, teaches prenatal education classes as part of a new initiative […]

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has delayed a meeting of its advisory panel to discuss Perrigo Co Plc’s (PRGO.N) over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptive, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.

This photo provided by Ms. Foundation for Women shows Sona Smith, program officer for the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Birth Justice Initiative, was photographed in Chicago in 2020. (Ms. Foundation for Women via AP) This photo provided by Ms. Foundation for Women shows Sona Smith, program officer for the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Birth Justice […]

I have sought assistance from the U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson to address the perpetual maternity crisis facing Black mothers and babies in his district since 2018, but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Thompson has served  as the Democratic representative for Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District since 1993 and was the only Mississippi congressman […]

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely as white people to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and birth care, and to undergo them without their explicit consent, according to a new study by researchers at UBC’s Birth Place Lab and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Pregnant […]

Science, Health & Technology Jun 23, 2022    |   For more information, contact Brett Goldhawk Pregnant people of other minoritized racial identities also experience more pressure from providers Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely as white people to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and birth care, and to undergo them without their explicit […]

The Supreme Court’s ruling to gut nationwide rights to abortion last week has highlighted the importance of access to birth control, which already proves difficult for many women of color due to discrimination, stigma and systemic barriers in the health care system.  While the decision does not directly impact access to contraception, legal experts say […]

Source: STEFANI REYNOLDS / Getty As we reflect on Friday’s ruling, the Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decision on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we must hold space to understand that this ruling not only violates our human right to bodily autonomy but also that this greatly affects Black women and birthing people. For the […]

Summary: Black women in the US are twice as likely to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and birth, and to undergo them without explicit consent compared to white women. Source: University of British Columbia Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely as white people to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and […]

JB: “Fire and air are masculine elements, and when I say masculine, I’m not so talking about gender per se. I’m talking about their energy. Masculine energy tends to be what we call young or active. It’s seeking energy. It’s going out there. It’s intellectual. So fire signs tend to be in the realm of […]


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