23: Episode 26: The Impact of Systemic Racism in Mid-life Women's Health

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Van Dr. Streicher’s Inside Information: THE Menopause Podcast, Lauren Streicher, and MD, ontdekt door Player FM en onze gemeenschap - copyright toebehorend aan de uitgever, niet aan Player FM. Audio wordt direct van hun servers gestreamd. Klik de abonneren-knop aan om updates op Player FM te volgen of plak de feed URL op andere podcast apps.
Relatively minimal research is devoted to menopause even though menopause affects literally 100% of women that live past the age of 50. For women of color, the situation is far more dire.. Not only do we know less about the impact of medical conditions or therapies in mid-life black women but it is incredibly challenging for many black women to access appropriate care. My guest is Dr. Fenwa Milhouse, a urologist who is not only a talented surgeon, but uses social media to destigmatize pelvic floor & sexual conditions, as well as demonstrate the importance of representation in medicine.

Dr. Streicher and Dr. Milhouse discuss:

  • DISEASES that disproportionately affect Black women
  • How HYSTERECTOMY impacts cardiovascular disease in Black women
  • Why Black women are less likely to take HORMONE THERAPY
  • BLACK CELEBRITIES and increasing awareness of health conditions
  • BARRIERS to health care in Black underserved community
  • Micro and Micro AGRESSIONS in the health care system
  • The reason for and impact of IMPLICIT BIAS
  • The challenges of a BLACK WOMAN UROLOGIST practicing in a white hospital
  • The importance of DIVERSITY EQUITY and INCLUSION initiatives in our health system
  • What impacts racial disparity and potential action steps to improve health in the Black community
  • How SYSTEMIC RACISM impacts on health


Dr Fenwa Famakinwa Milhouse is a fellowship-trained, board certified urologist. Originally born in Nigeria, her family immigrated to the US when she was a young child. She grew up in Texas and ended up at the University of Texas at Houston for medical school. She trained at the University of Chicago for residency and then completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
She is a wife and mother of 3. Dr. Milhouse is passionate about introducing the public to the world of urology, mentoring underrepresented minorities, and diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
She uses social media to destigmatize pelvic floor & sexual conditions, as well as demonstrate the importance of representation in medicine.

IG: @drmilhouse
TIKTOK @yourfavoriteurologist
Twitter: @FMilhouseMD


The Black Women's Health Imperative- nonprofit organization created by Black women to help advance the health and wellness of Black girls and women.

Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society.
Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGNMorningNews, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr.Radio,Nightline,Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS ThisMorning,ABCNewsNow,NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and WorldNewsTonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine.
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