The intersections of young, Black women’s family planning care experiences in the Southeast US
Awarded 2018
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Rachel Logan, MPH
University of South Florida

Women ages 18-29 years, Black women, and those of low social status have the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the US. Enhancing our understanding of young Black women’s family planning care experiences is crucial to improving the quality of patient care and health outcomes and reducing reproductive health disparities. When young age is combined with factors such as Black racial identity and low social status, women are likely to experience poor reproductive health outcomes. The goal of this convergent parallel mixed methods study is to describe the family planning care experiences of sexually active, Black women ages 18-29 years by exploring Black women’s intersectional identities (i.e. entanglement of social and personal identities [e.g., age, race, social status] that correspond with systems of discrimination, such as racism and classism) as they inform clinical practice.