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women's health

A Case for Black Motherhood

How midwives and doulas are fighting to keep Black mothers alive by educating the public, pressuring lawmakers and filling in gaps in the health system

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women's health

Islands, babies, medicine: one OBGYN plans to impact a D.C. community

When a letter from Johns Hopkins University arrived in the mail, Tashima could not contain her excitement. In school, she worked hard to get the grades and test scores to be accepted into her dream college. Tashima could see herself on campus at “Hopkins.” A girl from the Caribbean, she would be the first in […]

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Abortion protections in Washington remain a priority

Despite shifts in the country’s laws surrounding abortion, D.C. City Council has drafted protections for women who seek the procedure and other reproductive services. While some states are enforcing strict anti-abortion laws, the D.C. City Council is moving ahead with plans to protect the reproductive rights of local women. The Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment […]