October 18, 2019

Moyer Featured in NPR's Goats and Soda

Cheryl Moyer, PhD, MPH, was interviewed for an article on mistreatment of women during labor.

Moyer, whose work is focused on improving outcomes for women and babies in Ghana, weighed in on the article, "Why Are Health Care Providers Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?" It covers an article published recently in The Lancet which looked at low-income nations and the surprising ways many women are verbally and physically abused during childbirth.  "This is a not a problem that is confined to low-resource settings," Moyer says. "The manifestations may be slightly different, and the magnitude may be different, but it is safe to say that the women with the least power – those who are young, poor, uneducated or from a racial or ethnic minority group – are often those at highest risk of maltreatment during labor and delivery."

Cheryl A. Moyer, PhD, MPH

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology