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Beyond COVID-19: Closing the Racial Health Gap
The coronavirus pandemic affects women’s health in a multitude of ways. In addition to the threat to women’s physical health, COVID-19 and its ramifications are creating burdens on women that negatively influence their mental, emotional, social, and financial health as well. In these challenging times, SWHR is committed to continuing our work to raise awareness about issues impacting women’s health. On this webpage, you will find original content from SWHR as well as information from reliable, evidence-based sources.
NBC News, April 14, 2021
The current health care crisis for pregnant Black women has resulted in inadequate in-person prenatal care, limited assistance in childbirth, and increase economic anxiety, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study finds Black women are dying from COVID-19 at three times the rate of both White and Asian men.
19th News, April 6, 2021
Women’s Experiences with Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the KFF Women’s Health Survey
Kaiser Family Foundation, March 22, 2021
SWHR, March 18, 2021
The Lily, March 12, 2021
Kaiser Health News, April 12, 2021
Women make up 75% of the healthcare workforce and education, sectors prioritized for initial COVID-19 vaccines. As vaccine eligibility expands to all adults, sex differences continue to persist.
New York Times, March 8, 2021
SWHR Blog, December 8, 2020
NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
SWHR, April 13, 2021
Pregnant individuals appear to be at higher risk for developing more severe cases of COVID-19, but research is still in the early stages so the full impact of the disease on pregnant women and their babies is not yet fully known.
U.S. News & World Report, April 1, 2021
Vaccinated mothers pass covid antibodies to babies in utero and through breastmilk, early studies show.
Washington Post, March 22, 2021
19th News, March 15, 2021
New York Times, March 11, 2021
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), April 14, 2021
According to KFF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, those hit the hardest by the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been younger people and women, including mothers.
Forbes, March 25, 2021
CNBC, March 10, 2021
New York Times, February 4, 2021
Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
JAMA Network, February 3, 2021
New York Times, March 18, 2021
President Biden’s recent passing of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package includes funds for groups committed to reducing domestic violence, which increased dramatically during the pandemic, as well as vouchers for women fleeing domestic violence.
New York Times, March 17, 2021
Marie Claire, February 22, 2021
Time Magazine, February 3, 2021
New York Times, April 13, 2021
In the midst of the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and worrying about child care, several studies have found that women in STEMM have published fewer papers, conducted fewer clinical trials, and received less recognition for their work.
Pew Research Center, March 17, 2021
New York Times, March 16, 2021
New York Times, March 4, 2021
STAT News, March 25, 2021
By diagnosing the issues and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress, in a rare display of bipartisanship, is preparing for legislation to help prevent any potential global pandemic.
ABC News, March 10, 2021
Washington Post, March 2, 2021
Testing & Treatment
New York Times, April 14, 2021
Emerging research of ‘vaccinated breast milk’ suggests infants who drink the milk, could protect them from COVID-19 infection. Now, mothers who have additional breast milk are donating it to friends and some are trying relactation.