Doctors must stop tuning out Black women. It happened to me, as a pregnant OB-GYN.
Gillispie-Bell V. USA Today. April 14, 2023.
Structural racism and implicit biases can lead to poor quality of care and adverse outcomes among Black women. This article describes the experience of a Black OB/GYN patient whose concerns about abdominal pain during her pregnancy were not thoroughly evaluated; clinicians also missed risk factors placing her at risk of spontaneous preterm birth.