Contraception And Women Of Low Socioeconomic And Minority Status
Low Socioeconomic and Minority Status For a nation as advanced, educated, and teeming with resources as the United States, the accessibility gap to reproductive healthcare might suggest we live in a much less progressive society. The growing trend is such that this disadvantage rests with women who experience either a socioeconomic disadvantage or hold a racial or ethnic minority status. Major reproductive health disparities include a lack of sexual education (both family- and school-based) and both inadequate access to and ambivalence toward abortion and effective contraception. This paper will review the current contributors to contraceptive and abortion use for disadvantaged American women, and will provide suggestions to minimalize these health discrepancies.
Contributors to Reproductive Health Disparity Healthcare practice in the United States reaches one of its most unfortunate disparities at the intersection of a long-standing puritanical embarrassment toward sexual health topics and a lingering discrimination for people that don’t belong to the White middle-class majority. The result is that poor, minority women are underserved when it comes to reproductive healthcare. The author will cover two major contributing factors to this disparity: discrimination by providers, health industry, and policies; and contraceptive ambivalence or misperception by patients.
A history of programmatic minority…