Racism in American Healthcare
w/ Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens
American medicine, including gynecology, has dark roots in slavery and racism. The effects of this permeates the US healthcare system at every level to this day.
Black Americans are offered pain medication less often than their White counterparts, are offered access to new, less invasive technologies at slower rates and have starkly higher mortality rates across multiple categories: childbirth, infancy, cancer, heart disease, stroke and now, Covid-19.
We uncover and unpack this all with medical historian Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens in this Livestream. If you are looking to do anti-racism work, examining our healthcare systems is a really important avenue to explore.