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The state acknowledges doula services as part of the solution to reduce maternal mortality.
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Highly valued, proven effective and undercompensated.
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“Don’t be dismissable,” as one doula advises.
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In the big pink sea of breast cancer risk, Black women have little idea where along the pink gradient their risk falls.
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For decades, doctors defaulted to hysterectomy to treat fibroid symptoms. That’s changing as patients push for more awareness and a wider range of treatment options.
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While progress to address poor birth outcomes among Black Oklahomans has been slow, women are taking action themselves.
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Dressed in neat scrubs, Akima Adams, 23, stood small and slight before the judge.
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A report published by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department shows economic hardship and an inability to support one’s family because monthly earnings do not cover monthly expenses may contribute to the disproportionate rates of domestic violence toward African-American women.
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Eight years after journalist Lori Robinson was raped by two men, she published a guidebook for African American survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Since the attack, she has moved on to enjoy a happy, fulfilling life. But on that night 20 years ago, she didn’t know how, or if, she would recover.

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About 80 percent of rapes happen between people of the same race. For black women survivors whose assailants are also black, cultural codes can make it difficult to speak out.

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