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Reducing Health Disparities by Removing Cost, Access, and Knowledge Barriers

Goodman, Melody; Onwumere, Ojiugo; Milam, Laurel; Peipert, Jeffrey F.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: June 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 6 - p 342–343
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000445
GYNECOLOGY: CONTRACEPTION
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(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;216(4):382.e1–382.e5)

In the United States, black women are thrice more likely and Hispanic women twice as likely to have an unintended pregnancy as white women. The high rates of unintended pregnancy among black and Hispanic women are largely due to incorrect, inconsistent, and nonuse of contraception, as well as health care disparities.

Department of Biostatistics, College of Global Public Health, New York University, New York, NY (M.G.); Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (O.O.), and Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery (L.M.), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO; and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (J.F.P.)

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