April is National Minority Health Month!
As members of the minority population it is important for MOLA to keep our members informed of new studies revolving around some of the health disparities members of our community face. Health Equity Volume 2,Issue 1 provides us with the insight on: Racism, African American women and their sexual reproductive health.
The sexual and reproductive health of African American women has been compromised due to multiple experiences of racism, including discriminatory healthcare practices from slavery through the post-Civil Rights era. However, studies rarely consider how the historical underpinnings of racism negatively influence the present-day health outcomes of African American women. Although some improvements to ensure equitable healthcare have been made, these historical influences provide an unexplored context for illuminating present-day epidemiology of sexual and reproductive health disparities among African American women