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The intersection of traumatic childbirth and obstetric racism: a qualitative study.

Dmowska A, Fielding‐Singh P, Halpern J, et al. The intersection of traumatic childbirth and obstetric racism: a qualitative study. Birth. 2023;Epub Oct 17. doi:10.1111/birt.12774.

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February 7, 2024
Dmowska A, Fielding‐Singh P, Halpern J, et al. Birth. 2023;Epub Oct 17.
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Women of color frequently report that their race has impacted the quality of care they receive. In this study, women of color who experienced a traumatic birth described the racist and gendered stereotypes ascribed to them (uneducated, negligent, (in)tolerant to pain, and dramatic) and how those stereotypes impacted the obstetrical care they received. Ultimately these experiences caused long-term harm to their mental health, decreased trust in healthcare, and reduced the desire to have children in the future.

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Dmowska A, Fielding‐Singh P, Halpern J, et al. The intersection of traumatic childbirth and obstetric racism: a qualitative study. Birth. 2023;Epub Oct 17. doi:10.1111/birt.12774.

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