Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

Remembering “Granny” Midwives Hidden knowledge can be powerful. It empowered enslaved Black women in the 18th and 19th centuries to resist oppression. African midwives brought with them the folk knowledge of methods of contraception and abortion. It was...
Henry W. Foster, Jr., MD, FACOG

Henry W. Foster, Jr., MD, FACOG

“History shows that no nation has reached its full potential, politically, socially or economically, when its women cannot control their fertility. Once they can, that nation’s most valuable resource, brainpower, is doubled if not more.” I began my residency training...