Equality vs. Equity: What's the difference?

August 12, 2020

In this video, Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt break down the differences between equality and equity.

Contemporary OB/GYN spoke with Drs. Vanessa Rogers and Shawna Nesbitt about racism and unconscious bias in ob/gyn for the August issue.

Following the written piece, we sat down with Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt to get their additional insight and expertise on overcoming racism and unconscious bias in their practices, and what you can do to ensure a more inclusive environment for colleagues and patients.

In this video, Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt break down the differences between equality and equity. They are not interchangeable terms. In fact, they mean very different things. As Dr. Nesbitt put it, “Equality is when everyone gets the same. Equality is when everyone comes up to the same.”

Watch the full-length interview with Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt here. Visit this link for the full, peer-reviewed article from the August issue.