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Pregnancy and Prematurity in the Afterlife of Slavery

Dána-Ain Davis

in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter illustrates the connection between racialist thinking of the past and Black women’s contemporary medical encounters. It addresses the various ways in which medical racism is asserted ... More


Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Dana-Ain Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The premature birth rate in the United States has been persistently high among Black women for many decades. While most research on the topic of premature birth involves poor and low-income women, ... More


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