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September is Uterine Cancer Awareness Month

And why we should all be talking about it.

Screengrab of the headline from The New York Times story on Black women and uterine cancer — our mortality rates are too high…and they definitely need to come down. Let’s talk about it!

As I’ve been uncovering stories around Black maternal mortality (and, specifically the death of my grandmother following childbirth) for my next book, another reproductive health issue — uterine cancer — is getting more attention as it is impacting Black women disproportionately. In the past 15 years, new cases of the disease have doubled and…

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Janice R Littlejohn

Janice R Littlejohn

Career journalist. Writing things I’m passionate about incl. sharing Black women’s stories — and my own. Connect with me at janicelittlejohn.com