How to Help the Black Women in Your Life Advocate for Better Medical Care

In this video, Dr. Keniel Pierre, a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists and a third-year cardiology fellow, shares the harrowing story of his wife's near-death experience following the birth of their second child. Dr. Pierre's story stresses the urgent need for medical professionals who will listen to Black women, and what you can do to advocate for the Black woman in your life as she navigates America's all-too-often racist and dismissive medical system.

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