Cora Pereira



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In today's world, women are attempting to take control of their reproductive choices. Some have been met with roadblocks that may prohibit or limit access to women's healthcare centers and family planning services. This research explores women’s reproductive health and contraception usage and the impact of cultural influences globally. Cultural adversities may overshadow the benefits of having access to healthcare facilities along with contributing to the circulation of inaccurate information. This may prevent or deter women from accessing healthcare facilities and methods of family planning. Understanding variation in the United States and in other cultures will contribute to the global understanding of women's reproductive healthcare, and how different societies view family planning. This is an opportunity to explore the global processes and methods that are implemented cross-culturally that contribute to women's reproductive health and family planning techniques.



Thesis Comittee

Dr. Ellen J. Ingmanson, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Navid Fozi, Committee Member
Dr. Louise Badiane, Committee Member

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