In Alabama, the rate of cervical cancer deaths is higher than in any other state.
Black women are twice as likely as White women to die from cervical cancer in Alabama.
Some of the barriers to access to care for women, particularly in Alabama, are access to consistent coverage for insurance. Also, there just aren’t enough doctors in rural Alabama. And because there aren’t enough doctors, transportation to the health system becomes a significant barrier.
A 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch.