Women’s Health and Wellness: Racism in the United States and The Reproductive Health of Black Women

By: Adaora Ntukogu Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash Historical Treatment The compromised reproductive health of black women in America is linked with discrimination in healthcare that is rooted in the historical treatment of black women in the United States.[1] Black women, from slavery through post-civil rights, experienced rape for sexual pleasure and economic gain, public nude auctions, genital…

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Weekly Health Digest: E-cigarette ban in New York, soot pollution, rare mosquito-borne disease, and more

Photo by Thomas Millot on Unsplash New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes By: Jen Christensen On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote an executive order to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to curb teen vaping. The ban will last 90 days and will have to be renewed for a longer effect. Member of the Special…

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