Maternal Deaths are Preventable: 10 Things Every Black Woman Should Do to Have a Safe Pregnancy
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Maternal Deaths are Preventable: 10 Things Every Black Woman Should Do to Have a Safe Pregnancy

It seems like every other day, we get news of another black woman who has died during or after pregnancy. The US has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among industrialized countries, and black women are 3-4 times more likely to die during and after pregnancy than white women. There is just no way…

From Your Doctor to You: 10 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Coronavirus Disease
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From Your Doctor to You: 10 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Coronavirus Disease

Pregnant women around the world are understandably worried about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We now have over 100,000 cases in about 100 countries, and it seems like the outbreak is getting worse every day. Pregnant women are scared and anxious and would like more information about how to keep themselves and their babies safe. We don’t…

From Your Doctor to You: Do Not Subject Girls to Hymen Checks
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From Your Doctor to You: Do Not Subject Girls to Hymen Checks

As a gynecologist who wrote a book about what teenage girls should know about their bodies and sex, a creator of Puberty Parties, and an advocate for the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls around the world, I felt the need to respond to TI taking his daughter to the gynecologist for hymen…

Leaving Sierra Leone
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Leaving Sierra Leone

I’m so heartbroken that I’m leaving Sweet Salone even though I’m happy to be reuniting with my family in Atlanta. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the World Health Organization and to serve the people of Sierra Leone. It has been one of my biggest blessings in life to be…

A baby goat is born!
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A baby goat is born!

So… I haven’t written a blog post in 3 months. My last blog post was the morning of August 14th, 2017 – the day that 1141 people died in the largest disaster in Sierra Leone’s history. Sierra Leone had been through a war and an Ebola outbreak, but she had never had this many people die in…

African Tourist!
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African Tourist!

We spent the last 2 weeks being tourists in West Africa and we had so much fun! We explored Senegal and the Gambia, and I was pretty stoked to finally be a tourist in my own backyard. I have traveled widely in the US, Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and southern Africa, and I…