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Black Women's Wellness

Your "I've Got This!" Guide to Health, Sex, and Phenomenal Living

Melody T. McCloud, MD, Forbes Montana (Illustrator)

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An essential guide to lifelong health and greater well-being from one of today’s highly regarded women’s health experts

“I offer this book as a Black female to be your one-stop reference on your personal quest to achieve total wellness, health, and happiness in every important aspect of your life.”

With the relatability and warmth you want from your doctor, Black Women’s Wellness addresses what most other physician-authored books omit: the unique challenges Black women face, including microaggressions and the less-than-desirable statistics and legacy of health-care outcomes. With comparative data for Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women, this book provides clear, actionable information so women can live vibrant, healthy lives today.

In these pages, you’ll discover head-to-toe information and wisdom on:

• The top five medical issues for Black women: heart disease, diabetes, cancers, HIV, and maternal mortality
• The effects of social stress and microaggressions on Black women’s health
• Gynecological conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, and menopause
• Eye conditions: glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration
• Lung conditions: asthma, sarcoidosis, and lupus
• Musculoskeletal conditions: arthritis, fibromyalgia, and others
• Sickle cell disease and multiple sclerosis
• Alzheimer’s, dementia, and personality disorders
• Sex, STDs, sensuality, and relationships
• Beauty, finances, and successful life management tools
• Self-care, embracing self-worth, and mental well-being
• Health inventory checklists and how to be an empowered patient

As a Black female ob-gyn who has cared for Civil Rights matriarchs, internationally known celebrities, and thousands of others, Dr. Melody T. McCloud urges, “If we improve a Black woman’s health, we can improve that of her family and future generations.”

Black Women’s Wellness is a long-needed book that will educate and motivate you to achieve your healthiest, richest life possible.



Praise For Black Women's Wellness: Your "I've Got This!" Guide to Health, Sex, and Phenomenal Living

“Whether it’s fibroids, heart disease, diabetes, cancers, maternal mortality, mental health, or life lessons, Black Women’s Wellness gives a blueprint to help us ensure total health. I dedicate my voice to support Dr. McCloud in reaching our Black women.” —Pauletta Washington, musician, actress, wife of Denzel Washington

“This book could not be more relevant. Not just for women’s health, but for general Western medicine. We are at a time when we have learned the importance of individualized, personalized medical care. Black women are known to have specific risk factors that require this kind of individualized care. Gone are the days of ‘one size fits all,’ and this book sheds light on this concept for both health professionals and laypeople alike. Black Women’s Wellness will improve women’s lives.” —Jennifer Ashton, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, nutritionist, and chief medical correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America

“Dr. McCloud is faithful to her calling to heal and serve. Black Women’s Wellness is rich with medical advice and inspiring personal anecdotes. And her tips for a successful community and relationship ‘pearls of wisdom’ are a prescription everyone can use.” —Cedric L. Alexander, PsyD, psychologist, author, consultant to MSNBC and network affiliates, and past president, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

Black Women’s Wellness is a must-have reference for physical, psychological, and sexual wellness with helpful tips for success in life and love. Finally, we have a book that specifically addresses the path towards health and happiness for our beautiful Black women.” —Jeffrey Gardere, PhD, ABPP, “America's Psychologist,” author, and media consultant to cable and network affiliates

Sounds True, 9781683648765, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2023



About the Author

Melody T. McCloud, MD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist-surgeon, media consultant, public speaker, and author. She lectures nationwide on women’s health, sex, and social issues and has served on an advisory council of the CDC. Affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown, Dr. McCloud was honored as one of the 25 most influential doctors in Atlanta and named Physician of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, Court TV, and in the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Parade, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and more.