BAME

Here is a little information about BAME Women here in the U.K surrounding maternity care. These statements and data were taken from Dr Eddie Morris’s, President of RCOG, introduction speech during the RCOG*’s 2020 International Women’s Day conference in March.


🖤 Black women are 5 x more likely to die in childbirth than White women (MBBRACE-UK 2019 report).


🖤 “We know that the data tells us Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women can receive lower quality care and experience poorer health outcomes.”


🖤 “BAME Women are more likely to come into contact with Mental Health services and be diagnosed with a mental health issue. There’s then evidence that following diagnosis, further deterioration in Mental Health is caused by discrimination and stigma.”


Let’s take those statements in for a moment. Now, ask ourselves one simple question…


Why?


“The UK Government must begin to address these unacceptable outcomes for BAME Women. The gap must close and they must start by reducing the maternal mortality rate.” - Dr Eddie Morris


“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of their skin or their background or their religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught how to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela


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