LISTEN: Roe v. Wade and Black maternal mortality in the USA

The amazing Prof. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Professor of Black Maternal Health at Tufts University School of Medicine, joins Gavin and Jessamy to discuss the widening mortality and morbidity gap affecting Black mothers in the USA, the prospects for maternal safety following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and how we can increase the diversity of NIH grant recipients.

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“No part of this overturn is positive,” says Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, the Julia A. Okoro Professor in Black Maternal Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice (CBMHRJ) at Tufts University. “For women of color who were already in a pandemic of racism prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is another layer that further exacerbates underlying disparities and that will leave them disproportionately impacted.”