Health in colour: black women, racism, and maternal health

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 17, January 2023, 100408
Elizabeth Dayo, Kayonne Christy, Ruth Habte

The COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the racial reckoning that took place in the summer of 2020, has placed racial disparities at the forefront of contemporary discourses. Mounting research suggests that Black women bear a disproportionate burden of global maternal mortality and morbidity rates. These disparities in maternal health have persisted through the coronavirus pandemic, as new and existing barriers to healthcare access and utilization have emerged.