AWHONN Position Statement: Racism and Bias in Maternity Care Settings

SOURCE: AWHONN. 2021. Racism and Bias in Maternity Care Settings. Nursing for Women’s Health, 25 (5), E1-E3, DOI:

POSITION: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) maintains that maternity care providers should be aware of the effect of possible implicit bias and racism on their language and actions. We commit to reflective practice, self-development, and life-long learning and to identify and mitigate the causes and outcomes of structural racism.