How are Black Women Being Discriminated Against when Receiving Reproductive Healthcare Compared to White Women?


by : 
Seymour A.


Reproductive healthcare is critical to public and individual safety. Limited access to healthcare disproportionately affects Women of Color. This disparity creates health gaps, putting Women of Color at a higher risk of maternal mortality and contracting STIs. This is extremely relevant because Black women are four times more likely to die during childbirth than White women (CDC, 2007-2016). The goal is to identify how Black women are being discriminated against in the reproductive healthcare system. Through analyzing historical documents and scientific studies, this research paper will identify the history of distrust between People of Color and healthcare officials and explain viable options that the American government has to increase public and personal safety for these women.