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Biopsies Confirm a Breast Cancer Diagnosis After an Abnormal Mammogram – but Structural Racism May Lead to Lengthy Delays

Black patients are more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to have a biopsy delay of 90 days or more after an abnormal mammogram

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When Stigma Kills

Attitudes about mental health in the Black community are changing, but there’s still stigma surrounding mental health diagnoses

Shannon Shelton Miller

Black Women Have Many Risks to Their Mental Health. For Me, Juneteenth Is a Day of Healing.

Last year was my first time celebrating Juneteenth. It definitely won’t be my last.

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Race, Gender and the Ways These Identities Intersect Matter in Cancer Outcomes

Cancer care research usually overlooks the multiple identities of individual patients

Dr. Neel Shah

15 Minutes With: Dr. Neel Shah Talks to HealthyWomen About Racism in Healthcare

One of the experts from Oprah’s new documentary, “The Color of Care” discusses racism in the healthcare system and how it especially harms Black Women

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Transgender People of Color Face Unique Challenges as Gender Discrimination and Racism Intersect

The health care system has historically been a fraught with danger for trans people of color

Tara, 2022

I Was Bleeding to Death on the Bathroom Floor — While the Medics Insisted I Couldn’t Afford the Ambulance Ride

I was having a medical emergency but racism, classism and sexism got in the way of my care

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What’s Sexual Orientation Got to Do With It? LGTBQ People Face Discrimination in Healthcare

It’s 2022 — and LGBTQ discrimination in healthcare is still a thing

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Skin Lightening Creams Are Dangerous — And Harm Women

A new series by CNN looks at the physical and emotional harms caused by the multibillion-dollar skin lightening industry

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Why Addressing Racism Against Black Women in Health Care Is Key to Ending the US HIV Epidemic

When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black

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Racial Discrimination Is Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Black Adults and Children

150 years after slavery was aboloished, Black Americans are still grappling with the effects of structural and everyday forms of racism that permeate U.S. customs, culture and laws

Two Native American, Navajo Sisters Dressed In Traditional Clothing, Wrapped In A Navajo Blanket Sitting Back To Back, One Looking Forward, The Other Looking Away

‘Truth and Healing Commission’ Could Help Native American Communities Traumatized by Government-Run Boarding Schools That Tried to Destroy Indian Culture

The schools represent a particularly insidious method of attempting forced assimilation because they involved the removal of children, sometimes by kidnapping, from their families and communities

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