Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Dr. Timi Barone
This paper explores possible reasons why Black women in the United States experience a higher maternal mortality rate than their white counterparts. Using books, articles, journals, documentaries, personal experiences and stories of Black women and mothers, I argue that barriers from the societal to the individual level create health and medical disparities for Black mothers in pregnancy, during delivery, and the postpartum period. The paper concludes with a multifaceted solution and call to action.
St. Clair, Madeline, "“Disbelieving Black Women to Death”; the “Double Jeopardy”: Racism and Sexism Affects Black Women’s Access to and Quality of Care During Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum" (2020). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 80.
Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, Health Policy Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, Maternal and Child Health Commons, Medicine and Health Commons, Obstetrics and Gynecology Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Social Welfare Commons, Women's Health Commons