Why We Need Black Lives Matter in Medical Literature

It is not enough to cite these statistics repeatedly with no demonstrable action. It is not enough to use the reflexive defense that racial disparities are too complex for us to do anything about. Along with my colleagues who are ob-gyn sub-specialists, we use data to demonstrate the significant disparities with a call to action for our colleagues. We can prioritize racial equity in women’s health, but we must actively choose to do so. The overwhelming statistics we present are attributable to a broken racist system, not a broken group of women…

To read the full article authored by Dr. Ekpo and her colleagues in the American Journal for Public Health (AJPH), download “Black Lives Matter: Claiming a Space for Evidence Based Outrage in Obstetrics and Gyneocology”.

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