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“There’s a war going on outside:” Health Care and Women of Color (Part 1)

April 20, 2012
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“There’s a war going on outside:” Health Care and Women of Color (Part 1)

Credit: Favianna Rodriguez Anna Brown sought out the care of St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO because she was not feeling well.  Complaining of extreme pain, so intense that she was unable to stand, one doctor identified Brown as “healthy enough to be locked up.”  She refused to leave and demanded treatment;...
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