Birthing Justice

1st Edition

Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

eISBN-13: 9781317277217

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There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.

Sold By Taylor and Francis
ISBNs 9781612058368, 1612058361, 9781317277217, 131727721X
Language English
Number of Pages 245
Edition 1st