The Fight of Our Foremothers

During the 1840s in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. James Marion Sims, long lauded as “the father of modern gynecology” by the medical establishment, exercised inhumane and unethical conduct through his experiments on nearly a dozen black women, three of whom he bought – known to us only as Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy…

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Spotlight on Black Maternal Health

In recent years, the media has been saturated with reports of racial inequities in reproductive health outcomes. The truth is, these disparities have persisted for decades and the outcomes we’re seeing now are largely tied to the legacy of racism and sexism that persists in the United States and many other places in the world.  In my opinion, hearing repeat statistics layered with the similar justifications is tiresome and feels overwhelming.

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Introducing BARCC

At your last doctor’s visit, did anyone ask if you were “safe at home?” Most of us can find this question confusing or uncomfortable. However, this question is asked by medical providers to assess who might be at risk for sexual or intimate partner violence in order to connect survivors to the appropriate resources.

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Lilly Marcelin
Fertility Preservation

What if I had the choice?

Fertility and motherhood have long been revered in most societies—but what if this choice becomes difficult upon receiving a breast cancer diagnosis?

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Lilly Marcelin
Let's Talk BRCA

The rate of BRCA testing increased after Angelina Jolie’s article in Time Magazine in 2013, which some labeled the Angelina Effect; however, the disparity among those who should be tested and the groups who are tested needs to be addressed.

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Lilly Marcelin