Monday, February 6, 2023

Medical Humanities

Impact of Race on Reproductive Health of African American Women 

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Race has a major impact on the reproductive health of women in terms of diagnosis, behavior and access to care. African American women experience some of the highest rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality...

How Stigma Around Substance Addiction Impacts Treatment

The impact of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States has increased greatly in the last two decades, taking the lives of at least 130 people everyday. Despite the number of people who...

Donor Matching Presents Issues in Regenerative Medicine for Minority Communities

DISCLAIMER: The information presented in this article, as well as the usage and classification of “race” and “ethnicity,” is based on scientific findings as of 2/2/2022. Future research may further clarify this information, especially...

Addressing the Stigma and Misconceptions of Miscarriages

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Miscarriages are a taboo topic of discussion, even though around 10 to 15 of every 100 pregnancies end in miscarriage. There are many misconceptions surrounding miscarriages, and, according to Dr. Zev Williams, the director...

America’s History of Forced Sterilizations

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September 14, 2020 — Project South, a social justice advocacy organization based in Atlanta, reported allegations that Dr. Mahendra Amin, an obstetrician-gynecologist, performed involuntary hysterectomies on several immigrant women detained in an Immigration and...

Understanding Breast Cancer in Men: Signs, Symptoms and Stigma

Breast cancer isn’t just a “women’s disease” — men are also at risk, though male breast cancer diagnoses are rare. Stigma and barriers to treatment surround male breast cancer diagnoses, according to the Cancer...

Gender and Perceived Patient Pain

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A study from the University of Wisconsin found that over 40% of adolescents with chronic pain report experiencing pain dismissal from a physician.  Pain dismissal is belittling or denying a report of pain. A related study...

Understanding the State of Health Literacy in the United States

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Fifteen years ago, as a freshman in college, Akeia Blue received a diagnosis. It wasn’t until years later, and only after completing a Master’s in Public Health and writing a paper on...

Evolution of Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health Services

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Following the recent Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, concerns have been raised regarding the status of women’s health rights. Court decisions from Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey gave Planned...