What is it about?

There are many factors that may cause a woman to be classified as 'vulnerable' in maternity care (not speaking English, being a single mother, being young), but there are also hidden factors that can put women at a disadvantage. This editorial from the March issue of BJM examines the shocking statistics that have revealed that black and minority ethnic women can experience poorer outcomes than their white counterparts—and what can be done.

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Why is it important?

Serena Williams' recent revelation of her pregnancy story sparked a wider conversation about outcomes for black and minority ethnic women and what could be done to address hidden inequalities in health services.

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This page is a summary of: Transforming care for all, British Journal of Midwifery, March 2018, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2018.26.3.141.
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