Figures show that 49% of Black women who had an abortion in 2012 had a previous abortion. A National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (NATSAL) in 2000 reported significantly lower contraceptive use by non-married Black women and Caribbean women compared to white women, and less use of hormonal and permanent methods compared with barrier methods.
Based on real-life stories from Dr Adaeze’s caseload, this book talks directly to Black women about fertility control and infection prevention. It shows them that they can take control of their fertility – and their lives. It delivers the facts of life with warmth, compassion and understanding, and answers the questions that you may have been too scared to ask your doctor. Read this book to help your friends, your relatives and yourself.
Dr Adaeze Ifezulike, a family physician/GP, has a mission is to promote sexual well-being for British Black women. She is the creator of the Sexual Well-being Network, a blog with a fast-growing audience that addresses sexual health issues.
This book is also available to download as a Kindle