Black women’s history matters in medicine.

Read ProPublica’s feature piece on how the US is the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth, and racial disparities in maternal mortality make it even worse for women of color: And they’re seeking your help in understanding the problem. If you nearly died during pregnancy or know someone who died due to childbirth related causes, check out this page for more information:

At 0:54, a previous version of this chart mistakenly said “deaths per 1,000 live births,” but it is “100,000” instead. The error has been fixed.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — New York removed the statue of J. Marion Sims as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s review of city markers that could be deemed “symbols of hate.”

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  1. Those doctors contradicted themselves: on one hand, they were trying to prove that white and black were different races, but then they conducted their research to further medicine for whites on black women…

  2. I could barely finished watching it. Why is these atrocities hidden by mainstream media for so long? If the victims were white, will such atrocities be better known? Interestingly, many comments advocate suppressing such information rather than learning from it. Are Americans still calling out on others while denying its own racist tendencies that explain what is happening in US today especially in the support of racist Trump and the Republican Party?

  3. If I need to get over this cuz it makes you uncomfortable then that’s sad cuz whites tell everyone to “ NEVER FORGET 9/11” cuz it’s memorializing an atrocity but we can’t memorialize cuz if they’re perceived sullying of the Caucasian ego . I can understand it makes them hypersensitive but you never hear Arabs say get over it . The shear egomaniacal drivel .

  4. Your research and exposé is very well done and convincing. Thank yoy. Being polish, I was mortified when young on learning about medical atrocities in concentration camps. The link should be rednerd explicit

  5. Thank you for shedding light on planned Parenthood …. Don't Democrats still love funding planned Parenthood 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. The history about racism that we learn in school is only the brim of what has been going on this planet thank you vox for bringing this to light yeah it’s sad but we need to know our history to change our future and make sure this painfully history dose not repeat

  7. White people knew exactly what they were doing when they were calling black women strong so they could mistreat us and pretend like our pain doesn’t exist smh

  8. NOT to take anything away from the medical tragedies that people of color endured…but, 'poor' women of all colors were sterilized against their will as late as the 60's. My own mother says she was tricked into a hysterectomy in 1957 because the family was on welfare in AZ. She later became a nurse but, never got over the betrayal.