The inequities of health care provided to women exist across the social spectrum, but are especially acute among women of color and women in poverty. The Women’s Health Group at Boston Medical Center offers a highly unique coalition of state-of-the-art women's services and is one of 21 institutions nationally, and the first in Massachusetts, to serve as a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.
BMC is at the forefront in providing free mammography, osteoporosis screening and other early detection programs for women. Outreach and education programs address breast health, bone health, menopause, comprehensive gynecology, lesbian health, mental health and violence. Such materials address a number of critical issues including gender, culture in a very diverse multicultural population, socioeconomic issues faced by a predominantly poor and often un- or under-educated population with low literacy rates and levels and linguistic barriers in a city serving as a gateway for new immigrants.
Learn more about BMC’s Women’s Health Group.