About 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer each year. While this number has not gone up, researchers have recalculated the rate of cervical cancer in the country and found that it’s higher than we thought, with some groups at much higher risk than previously believed.
New research finds that Black women, who are more likely to get and die from cervical cancer, are also more likely to have strains of HPV not covered by the current vaccines. However, researchers caution this is not a reason to delay getting vaccinated.
The most dangerous place for an African-American child is not in the womb, but in hands of lawmakers and anti-abortion groups that fail to realize the critical importance of funding family planning medical services.
Behind virtually every abortion is an unintended pregnancy. African American women have higher abortion rates than their white peers because they have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy — three times higher than those of white women.
Over 70% of Catholics think the church’s ban on contraception should be lifted or revised; If Black America were a country by itself it would rank 16th in the world in HIV/AIDS prevalence.
Recent studies have discovered a dramatic decline in breast cancer incidence resulting from a reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy. It’s good news — except that it’s not true for African-American women.