Study Examines Effect of Race, Income on Advice Given to Pregnant Women
"Intersections of Ethnicity and Social Class in Provider Advice Regarding Reproductive Health," American Journal of Public Health: The study looked at how ethnicity and social class affect how women perceive the reproductive health care they receive. For the report, Roberta Downing and Thomas LaVeist of Johns Hopkins University and Heather Bullock of the University of California-Santa Cruz surveyed 339 ethnically diverse low-income and middle-income women in the Los Angeles area about their pregnancy-related health care experiences. Researchers found that low-income minority women were more likely than middle-aged white women to report that they were advised to limit future births, and low-income Hispanic women were more likely than middle-income white women to report being discouraged from having children (Downing et al., AJPH, October 2007).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.