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Racial and ethnic disparities in obstetric and gynecologic care and role of implicit biases.

Bryant A. UpToDate. September 13, 2021.

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January 19, 2022

Bryant A. UpToDate. September 13, 2021.

Implicit bias is progressively being discussed as a detractor to safe health care by fostering racial and ethnic inequities. This review examines the history of health inequities at the patient, provider, health care system, and cultural levels in obstetric and gynecologic care. It shares actions documented in the evidence base for application in health care to reduce the impact of implicit bias, with an eye toward maternal care