Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

Miracle baby develops in mother’s ovary and survives; pregnancy extremely rare


Elizete Pavão and her baby In 95% of cases of pregnancy outside the uterus, the embryo develops in the Fallopian tube. Ovarian pregnancy is considered very rare and happens once for … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 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

Brazil: Bias in medical treatment of blacks; Of deaths related to childbirth, 80% are black


“Health of the Black Population: A Question of Fairness” Ofdeaths related to childbirth, 80% are black Emilio Sant’Anna According to theMinistry of Health, 300 women a month die as a … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil: Bias in medical treatment of blacks; Of deaths related to childbirth, 80% are black


“Health of the Black Population: A Question of Fairness” Of deaths related to childbirth, 80% are black Emilio Sant’Anna According to the Ministry of Health, 300 women a month die … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment