Racial Disparities in U.S. Reproductive Healthcare

The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes. This is particularly true in the field of reproductive and sexual health.  Women of color fare worse than white women in every major health indicator from maternal mortality to the incidence of cervical cancer.  The poor health outcomes for women of color do not just reveal bad policy – they are evidence that the U.S. is failing to meet its human rights obligations to provide equal access to reproductive healthcare. Read more >