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The Intersection of Misogynoir: Obstetric Racism & HIV - Session #2

External Sponsor(s):

This three-part series is for people involved in service provision, training, and evaluation impacting Black women and people living with HIV who experience pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, labor, vaginal birth, abdominal birth and postoperative care, postpartum, lactation, and infant feeding.

Session 2 will discuss the structural analysis of power and access to care using a Black feminist praxis: Misogynoir, obstetric racism, and service provision for HIV patient populations, evaluation, and training.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the training series, the participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe anti-Black racism, misogynoir, obstetric racism, and HIV-related stigma

  • Explain how anti-Black racism, misogynoir, and HIV-related stigma shape health care expectations and experiences of Black women and people living with HIV with capacity for any pregnancy-related experience, focusing on labor, vaginal birth, abdominal birth and post-operative care, postpartum, lactation, and infant feeding

  • Summarize the impact of obstetric racism on patient-centered access to health care

  • Describe strategies to diagnose and disrupt obstetric racism and HIV-related stigma at the health systems level to improve the impact of care on patient and community experiences


Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG

 Participation in all three parts of the series is highly encouraged. Please register for the last part in the series:

Session #3: Participatory Action Research: Knowledge construction, patient voice, community leadership and reciprocity. Carcerality and Criminalization of Pregnancy and Living with HIV