Overview

This project is led by SisterLove, the oldest nonprofit serving women at risk of HIV/AIDS in Georgia, in partnership with RISE. This study uses a community-engaged, reproductive justice approach to evaluate the barriers and facilitators of medication abortion for Black and Latinx women in Georgia. The research team is exploring how Black and Latinx women perceive and experience medication abortion as well as how sociocultural, policy, institutional, and individual-level factors influence their acceptance and use of medication abortion. This information will provide valuable guidance for development of a psychoeducational video, culturally sensitive clinical guidelines, community advocacy training, and integrated health service delivery models.

Methods

  • Community-engagement through a Community Advisory Board; stakeholder feedback on study materials, methods, and results; and a community-based dissemination plan
  • Qualitative interviews with community-based organization leaders and abortion providers serving Black and Latinx women in Metro Atlanta
  • Qualitative interviews, focus groups, and surveys conducted with Black and Latinx women in Metro Atlanta regarding their perceptions of and experiences with medication abortion

Team

Kelli Stidham Hall

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
RISE Founding Director and Principal Investigator

Elizabeth Mosley

Postdoctoral Fellow

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