Our mission is to provide awareness, research, and sustainable community-based programs and policies for people of colour who have pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). By providing culturally sensitive and compassionate care, we hope to reduce the pain, stigma and prevent costly complex surgeries that result from these common gynecological issues. Our goal is to restore healing, hope, and improve health outcomes for women during their reproductive years.
Our value statements are captured in the 4C’s: cultural humility, competence, compassion and community.
WombCare recognizes the power dynamics that exist between physicians and patients and how this hinders honest and open dialogue of key health concerns women of colour may have. Utilizing a patient-focused interviewing approach creates safe, honest and open spaces for respectful dialogue that will lead to empowerment and success in an individual’s reproductive journey.
WombCare acknowledges the need for healthcare providers to be competent in their areas of expertise to ensure care is helpful and not harmful to people of colour.
WombCare is aware of the historical trauma experienced by people of colour in the form of physical and sexual abuse as well as unethical treatment by health providers. To help restore womb health, our team aims to provide trauma-informed care with compassion which are integral to the healing process.
WombCare recognizes the reproductive health disparities that exist in communities of colour. To address this gap, we will build a community of physicians, health specialists and patient advocates to develop equitable and sustainable program models to improve outcomes for communities of colour.