Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Health & Wellness Among Black Women & Girls

Publication date: 
March, 2015
True Child
Black adolescent girls and young women – referred to as “Black girls” in this report – face special barriers related to both race and gender, which have immense effects on their health, achievement and life outcomes. This is especially the case for low-income Black girls, who have added challenges associated with poverty.
The effects of race are well-explored, and researchers have found strong links to lower life outcomes in health, sexuality and intimate relationships. 
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