A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Motherhood and Marginalization: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

To say that the birth industry is mostly white would be an extreme understatement. Less than 4 percent of registered nurse midwives are African American, around 1 percent are of Asian descent and less than 1 percent are Latina according to a recent survey. A low level of representation is an issue in many industries, but in the birth world it is particularly problematic. The pervasive whiteness of the birth industry leads to culturally incompetent care that fuels the negative outcomes that women of color face both directly and indirectly.

Skills:
  • Content Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Journalism
  • Research
Client:
  • TruthOut
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