Perceived racial, socioeconomic and gender discrimination and its impact on contraceptive choice
Kossler K, Kuroki LM, Allsworth JE, Secura GM, Roehl KA, Peipert JF. Contraception. 2011 Sep; 84(3): 273-9
Fifty seven percent of CHOICE participants reported having experienced discrimination in their past based on gender, race, or socioeconomic status. While these women had higher rates of birth control use overall before entering the project, they were also more likely to be using less effective methods such as condoms, natural family planning, or withdrawal. When financial, structural, and educational barriers to birth control were removed in the CHOICE Project, women who had experienced discrimination overwhelmingly chose longer-acting methods.