Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: health services

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

Racism in northeastern hospital: mother says security guard called her son “rotten black” and kicked him


Note from BW of Brazil: What else can be said here except, as incidents like this happen everyday somewhere in Brazil, who can honestly still believe in the idea of … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Racial inequality in Brazil: a look at how race/color affects women in terms of health care


Note from BW of Brazil: The questions of health and health care (along with income and education) are but two of the areas in which quality of life can be … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woman in Rio loses her second baby after 8 months of pregnancy; blames it on lack of patient care in two hospitals


BW of Brazil: Yesterday on the blog we featured the miracle survival of a baby that was delivered after only five months of gestation and being born at only 622 … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Afro-Brazilians suffer ‘institutionalized discrimination’ in health services, says director of NGO


Besides having less access to health care than whites, the black population also suffers from an”institutionalized discrimination” in public health services in the country, according to the director of the … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment