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Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 PM, EDT: Maternal Justice Across the Atlantic: Race, Pregnancy and Birth Equity in the United States and Great Britain

An individual’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth has a significant impact on their health, wellbeing and that of the future generation. Globally ethnic minority[1] pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth. These inequities have been further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Maternal Justice” is a model of culturally sensitive pregnancy care that aims to maximize maternal health and wellbeing by dismantling inequities at the individual, community and health system levels. We have assembled a panel of birthing advocates and practitioners from the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss disparate outcomes in maternal health in the context of maternal justice.  

[1] Ethnic minority individuals are commonly referred to as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) in the US and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity) in the UK.


  • Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Christine Ekechi, MBChB, FRCOG, MRH, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Co-Chair of the Race Equality Taskforce, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; RCOG Clinical Champion for The Women’s Network; Trustee and Medical Ambassador, The Eve Appeal Gynaecology Cancer Charity
  • Clotilde Rebecca Abe, Co-founder, Five X More; Co-chair, Lambeth and St. Thomas Hospital Maternity Voice Partnerships
  • Pandora Hartman, DNP, CNM, RN, FACNM, Midwifery Capacity Building Consultant; American College of Nurse-Midwives liaison; SHOPS Plus project