Original articlesBlack Female Sexuality Intersectional Identities and Historical ContextsCrooks, Natasha PhD, RN; Singer, Randi PhD, MSN, MEd, CNM, RN; Tluczek, Audrey PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, Chicago (Drs Crooks and Singer); and School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (Dr Tluczek). Correspondence: Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, Department of Human Development Nursing Science, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave, Room 816, Chicago, IL 60612 ([email protected]). This study was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, Pre-doctoral Fellowship Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31NR016624), principal investigator Natasha Crooks. We would like to acknowledge and thank the participants who shared their personal stories. We would also like to acknowledge the support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Public Health and Dane County, and the Allied Wellness Center. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2021 - Volume 44 - Issue 1 - p 52-65 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000332 Buy Metrics Abstract Black females experience significant sexual health disparities. Intersectionality theory offers nurses a framework to address health disparities. Intersectionality theory examines how categorical identities of difference confer power or oppression, affect social interactions, and influence individuals' engagement with institutional structures. This secondary analysis of qualitative data details the damaging effects that power, oppression, and disadvantaged identities have on the sexual health of Black women. Twenty participants explained how the intersection of race, gender, age, education, and sexuality influences sexual health risk. Our expanded model of intersectionality theory emphasizes historical context with implications for research, practice, and education to promote health equity. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.