Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black women are ‘stronger’, ‘more resistant to pain’ and other racial stereotypes contribute to unequal medical treatment


Eliane Barbosa da Conceição, researcher: Stereotypes about blacks effect medical treatment If a black woman and a white woman both need emergency obstetric care, the Brazilian physician will choose the … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Seminar highlights black women’s health and unequal access to health care


As studies have proven, black women have less access to health care in Brazil. Surveys conducted by respected institutions like the Institute of Economic Research (IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica) … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seminar highlights black women’s health and unequal access to health care


As studies have proven, black women have less access to health care in Brazil. Surveys conducted by respected institutions like the Institute of Economic Research (IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica) … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 1 Comment