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‘Banks Were Shocked To See Excellence Among Two Young Black Women Doing Well’: Dr. Tamika Cross’ Commitment To Improve Accessibility To Quality Reproductive Medical Care For Black Women

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‘Banks Were Shocked To See Excellence Among Two Young Black Women Doing Well’: Dr. Tamika Cross’ Commitment To Improve Accessibility To Quality Reproductive Medical Care For Black Women

By Maia Niguel Hoskin via https://www.forbes.com/

Dr. Tamika Cross, M.D., FACOG — a Houston based Board Certified OBGYN — is making waves by opening a full-service gynecological practice and medspa in Texas and bringing comfort to the unnerving and at times downright frightening experience of gynecology visits. This is especially true for Black women who endure reduced access to health insurance and medical treatment and experience bias in the healthcare system. Dr. Cross and her business partner, Dr. Nwegbo-Banks, are opening Serenity Women’s Health and Medspa at a time when the insurmountable health disparities that many Black women experience has become a central topic of discussion — particularly in the south. As a Black woman herself, Dr. Cross has an intimate relationship with living at the intersection of both Blackness and womanhood and is well aware of the challenges that the double minority status sometimes entails. This…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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