“There is a dangerous hierarchy of human value, based solely upon skin color, embedded into how we provide and research healthcare.” – Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG Founder & President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative

Premature birth, or a baby born before 37 weeks’ gestation, is the leading cause of infant death in the United States. Black babies are two to three times more likely to die from all causes, including prematurity, than white babies in the United States. Medical students and doctors are incorrectly taught that different genetics based on race are a contributing factor to premature birth and Black infant mortality.

A Black physician shares insight into health professionals’ lack of investment in Black women and their children, [ READ MORE >> ]