Changemakers in Family Planning: Tamika Odum
Abortion, Contraception
Awarded 2019
Changemakers in Family Planning
Tamika Odum, PhD
University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash

Dr. Odum is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. Dr. Odum is studying the barrier of patient-physician mistrust in the reproductive lives of African American women seeking abortion care and contraceptive services. Significant gaps in the literature continue to exist related to understanding the barriers that African American women experience when seeking abortion care and/or contraceptive services. Understanding patient-physician mistrust is important to more fully understand African American women’s reproductive lives and can facilitate women’s access to abortion and contraceptive services.