Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: health care

Yes, they exist! Meet a few of Brazil’s black women doctors


Note from BW of Brazil: As many of you regular readers no doubt already know, a few of the main themes of this blog are racism, racial identity, racial inequality, … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Racism begins at pregnancy: A series of reports addresses the reality of pregnant black women, the main victims of obstetric violence


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil, there are certain realities that must be dealt with regardless of how uncomfortable the facts make people feel. For example, it is a … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why do blacks have less access to health care than whites in Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret. The tentacles of racism reach so many areas of society that one would be completely out of touch with reality if they … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Health and the black woman: “Invisibility sickens and kills!”


Note from BW of Brazil: The health of black population is a theme that has been at the forefront of many demands of Afro-Brazilian organizations for a number of years. These … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Health, education, employment and self-esteem: On the situation of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Many of the issues featured in today’s post have been topics discussed on this blog for nearly three years now, including the very question, “what … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Miracle baby” survives after only a five month pregnancy and weighing just 622 grams


A rare case in medicine, baby born at 5 months survives in Salvador, Bahia Doctors came to take care of a child born weighing 622g (1.37 lbs). Today the girl … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Revolt of the Turbans”: Demands of the black population proclaimed in Rio during historic demonstrations


Note from BW of Brazil: In a week that the Brazilian news magazine Veja referred to as “Os sete dias que mudaram o Brasil (The Seven Days that Changed Brazil)”, the … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment