10.28.2017

Black Women Still Face Major Health Disparities. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Is Hoping To Change That

Black Women Still Face Major Health Disparities. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Is Hoping To Change That Getty Images

The disparities in health statistics are glaring when it comes to how Black women fare.

Black women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes compared to their White counterparts. They are 43 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than their White counterparts. And Black women have higher rates of obesity, hypertension and fibroids.

These figures, coupled with the current administration’s agenda to dismantle healthcare in the United States, has one Congresswoman speaking out.

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