A Black Woman Naming Her Truth: Multiple Children By Multiple Men
OP-ED: BLACK PEOPLE WHO BECOME PREGNANT DESERVE BETTER | AFROPUNK
The age of adolescents at first sexual intercourse is an important risk factor for sexually transmitted diseases STDs and adolescent pregnancy. Black adolescents are at higher risk than white adolescents for first sexual intercourse at younger ages as well as STDs and pregnancy. Individual- and family-level factors do not fully explain this disparity. We examined whether five dimensions of black-white residential racial segregation can help explain the racial disparity in age at first sexual intercourse. Census data, we performed multiple hierarchical discrete time-to-event analyses on a nationally representative cohort of adolescents followed since
Why Do Black Women Experience More Pregnancy Loss?
Unintended pregnancy is common among black and Hispanic young adults in the United States. A sample of black and Puerto Rican men and women aged 18—25 from low-income neighborhoods in two cities were surveyed in — Using data on serious and casual sexual relationships reported by respondents, generalized ordered logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify individual- and relationship-level correlates of how respondents would feel if they became involved in a pregnancy with a particular partner. About one-quarter of respondents reported each of four possibilities of how they would feel about a pregnancy with a particular partner—very upset, a little upset, a little pleased and very pleased. Overall, women were less likely to feel positive about a pregnancy than were men odds ratio, 0.
Unfortunately, it is true that African American women experience all types of pregnancy loss more often than do white women—not only miscarriage but also stillbirth , preterm birth, and infant death. The reasons why have baffled scientists for decades. We do understand that black women have higher rates of the risk factors associated with pregnancy loss, like diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, and low socioeconomic status. But even studies that control for these variables find higher rates of pregnancy loss among African Americans.