Madelyne Green, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Health Disparities Research Scholars program, will publish an article in the May 2019 volume of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“Sexual Minority Women’s Experiences with Sexual Identity Disclosure in Contraceptive Care” used focus groups and interviews with women who identify as something other than straight to explore social norms regarding contraceptive care, and document individual experiences with contraceptive care.
“Our results reveal that at least some providers still fail to ask sexual orientation questions despite consensus that sexual orientation information is critical to effective, patient-centered care. Health care providers’ assumptions of heterosexuality emerged in our data as a significant barrier to achieving contraceptive care goals. Many participants reported that health care providers infrequently or never asked about their sexual orientation.”
Read the whole study here. Congratulations, Dr. Greene!