Women’s health care has always been a hotbed for public attention. The upcoming presidential election and new state-level laws targeting reproductive rights have only brought these issues into greater prominence. While reproductive rights are an important topic on their own, we also need to talk about a subset of the greater issue that is often swept under the rug, to talk about women’s healthcare disparities on Native American reservations. Unless you live close to a reservation, you may have never thought to consider that a disparity even exists. Yet, as a female tribal member who has lived on the reservation most of my life, this issue is of paramount concern ethically, socially and morally.
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Ulmer KK. Disparities in healthcare: a focus on Native American Women’s health and the system that is failing them. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May 14;9(3):Article 11 [10 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1489. Free full text article.