Presenter Information

Isabel Odean, Sarah Lawrence College

Location

Harkins 312

Event Website

https://www.providence.edu/hpm/Pages/Conference.aspx

Start Date

12-4-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 12:15 PM

Description

Immigration and reproductive health care are two high profile topics in the politics of the United States. Both are constantly on the news, with ongoing debates about policies and reform. However, the link between the two topics gets very little media coverage. In this paper, I will address some of the overlap, looking at the question: what are the barriers for Latina immigrant women in accessing reproductive health care? Immigrant women in the United States face pronounced barriers in accessing reproductive health care, legally, socially, and culturally. These barriers stem from a history of political control of immigrant women’s reproduction, legal immigration status, the process of acculturation and cultural differences between the US and Latin America, and the influence of traditional gender roles on attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health.

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Apr 12th, 11:00 AM Apr 12th, 12:15 PM

Barriers Latin American Immigrant Women Face in Accessing Reproductive Health Services in The United States

Harkins 312

Immigration and reproductive health care are two high profile topics in the politics of the United States. Both are constantly on the news, with ongoing debates about policies and reform. However, the link between the two topics gets very little media coverage. In this paper, I will address some of the overlap, looking at the question: what are the barriers for Latina immigrant women in accessing reproductive health care? Immigrant women in the United States face pronounced barriers in accessing reproductive health care, legally, socially, and culturally. These barriers stem from a history of political control of immigrant women’s reproduction, legal immigration status, the process of acculturation and cultural differences between the US and Latin America, and the influence of traditional gender roles on attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health.

http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/auchs/2014/panelb2/2