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Black Women, Tell Me A Time You Felt Ignored By A Doctor Or Nurse

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Black women, have you ever brought up a medical concern to a nurse or physician, only to feel like it was ignored or not given as much attention from them as you would've liked?

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Studies show that when it comes to how doctors treat pain, with both adult and adolescent patients, there are several racial disparities.

A white male doctor stands beside his senior Black female patient
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What's even scarier is Black women in the United States are more than three times more likely to endure a maternal-related death than white women.

Pregnant Black woman being attended to by a white female doctor
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So, if you've ever felt like you weren't taken seriously or were completely disregarded while receiving medical care, we want to hear about it.

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