Title of Abstract

Concerns Pregnant African American Women Face within the Healthcare System

Poster Number

057

Submitting Student(s)

McKenzie MosleyFollow

Session Title

Gender, Ethnicity, and Bias

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Faculty Mentor

Aaron Aslakson, M.A.

Abstract

African American women are one of the most underrepresented and mistreated groups of people in the United States today. Whether it is in the home, workforce, social setting, or even within the healthcare system, they may have to fight social trespasses to be able to be seen and treated equally. There is a crisis going around in the United States today involving pregnant African American women. They face a higher rate of birth complications, infant deaths, and pregnancy failures than any other race. In an attempt to examine why, this research will explain what African American women of middle and especially low socioeconomic status go through while pregnant, one of the most vulnerable times in a women’s life.

Start Date

24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Concerns Pregnant African American Women Face within the Healthcare System

African American women are one of the most underrepresented and mistreated groups of people in the United States today. Whether it is in the home, workforce, social setting, or even within the healthcare system, they may have to fight social trespasses to be able to be seen and treated equally. There is a crisis going around in the United States today involving pregnant African American women. They face a higher rate of birth complications, infant deaths, and pregnancy failures than any other race. In an attempt to examine why, this research will explain what African American women of middle and especially low socioeconomic status go through while pregnant, one of the most vulnerable times in a women’s life.