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Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities Related to Abortion Care in a Post-Dobbs United States: A Narrative Review

Smith, Jordan (2023) Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities Related to Abortion Care in a Post-Dobbs United States: A Narrative Review. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The purpose of this narrative review is to examine existing racial and socioeconomic disparities related to abortion care access and the way in which these disparities will worsen from lack of abortion care access in the United States. The United States Supreme Court decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization repealed the previously established constitutional right to abortion in every state. This essay reviews existing research to identify the negative externalities of not being able to receive a safe and legal abortion. Findings suggest that populations consisting of racial minorities and lower socioeconomic status will face a greater impact on both access and outcomes due to the changes in legislation, as restricting access will only further existing disparities in health and economic outcomes. Future considerations discussed include the inevitable dangers of at-home abortions, disparities in persecution for illegal abortions, and further attempts to cut off access to care.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, Jordanjos282@pitt.edujos282
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSabik, Lindsaylsabik@pitt.edulsabikUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBaumann, Sarasarabaumann@pitt.edusarabaumannUNSPECIFIED
Date: 17 May 2023
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 50
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 18:51
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 18:51


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