By Frances Gatta, Dec 12, 2022
In this next short series of articles about decolonizing the biosciences, obstetrician and gynaecologist Kecia Gaither advocates a multi-pronged approach to address structural racism in the health care of Black pregnant people. Gaither, who is director of maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York, explains how better screening during pregnancy and enhanced anti-bias training for physicians could help turn the tide on maternal death rates. My interest in serving Black and brown people as an obstetrician, gynaecologist and researcher stems from growing up in Harlem, New York, where I saw how Black people weren’t getting high-quality health care.
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