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Webinar: Black, Disabled, Deaf, & ProudBlack, Disabled, Deaf, & Proud

In this webinar, Black disabled and Deaf parents discussed the intersectionality of their disability identity with their racial identities, with disability being another identity associated with stigma. Recording and summary now available.

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Black Maternal Health

Our research reveals that Black disabled women have worse pregnancy care and pregnancy outcomes than their white disabled peers.

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Pregnancy Care Disparities

Deaf and hard-of-hearing women have distinct healthcare experiences during and after pregnancy, facing disparities in needs and outcomes.

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‘Do you have a man? Can you have sex?’

Disabled women have children at the same rate as nondisabled women, but Lurie Institute director Monika Mitra notes that "[t]he assumption is that a person cannot have a disability and take care of someone else."

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