The NASPOG Board denounces the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the many other Black lives lost to systemic racism, injustice and police violence. We acknowledge the long history of racism within our nation and our communities.
Racism is both a public health crisis and a women’s health crisis. As professionals committed to the wellbeing of women we share in the sadness, grief and anger. We see first-hand that Black and Brown families and children are more likely to live in poverty, Black women are more likely than white women to die during pregnancy and childbirth and from COVID-19.
As physicians, clinicians, healthcare workers, researchers, and educators, we recognize that the privilege we enjoy comes with the moral responsibility to advocate for and participate in solutions. We are committed to action to demand the long overdue principles of racial equity and justice.
We welcome all your thoughts and recommendations on how NASPOG can harness our membership’s passion and expertise to address this crisis. Please email email@example.com with your comments and suggestions.
Chiara Ghetti, MD, MSC