Category: Gynecology

A Study Finds That Racism Impacts the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Black Women In the South

From higher rates of unintended pregnancy to increased risk of pregnancy complications, Black women bear a disproportionate burden of reproductive health disparities. However, few studies have illustrated how racism impacts reproductive health services among Black women, so Ibis Reproductive Health researchers conducted a study to understand racism’s role better. Here, we break down the findings, […]

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How To Find a Culturally Competent OB-GYN

Racial disparities have been a long-standing issue, and Black, Indigenous, and other women of color have borne a disproportionate burden. For example, Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women. While multiple factors contribute to these disparities, lack of culturally competent care remains one of the critical […]

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STD Testing During COVID

  What are STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)?   STDs and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. You can contract an STD from vaginal, anal, or oral sex from someone who has an STD. Symptoms can include: Painful urination Lower abdominal pain Vaginal discharge  Discharge from the penis  […]

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