An examination of legal status and race/ethnicity on type of contraceptive method use among immigrant women in California
Awarded 2021
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Angubeen Khan, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles

Angubeen Khan is a PhD student at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health studying Community Health Sciences and student affiliate with the California Center for Population Research. Angubeen’s research focuses on sexual and reproductive health of immigrant and migration-affected populations. Angubeen was the doctoral fellow for the UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health from 2018-2021. She has worked at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, University of Michigan Population Studies Center, and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on studies pertaining to immigrant health, intimate partner violence and reproductive autonomy, and family planning. Previously, Angubeen was a trainee with the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research through an NIH-funded program in clinical and translational research. Angubeen holds an MPH and BA in International Studies from the University of Michigan where she was also a recipient of the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship. The Society of Family Planning Emerging Scholars grant will support Angubeen’s dissertation research which examines inequities in reproductive health among immigrant women of reproductive age. Specifically, Angubeen will use the California Health Interview Survey to examine associations between immigrant legal status and race/ethnicity on the type of contraceptive method use among immigrant women. This study uses state-wide population-level data and intersectional approaches to research to understand how social stratification based on legal status among immigrant women from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds influences their ability to achieve reproductive justice and health equity.