Racial differences in Norplant use in the United States.

  title={Racial differences in Norplant use in the United States.},
  author={Jennifer Malat},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={50 9},
The introduction of the contraceptive implant Norplant has focused attention on how social factors may affect contraceptive use. In the United States, race is a central category of social organization which may impact Norplant use. I use data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth to answer three main questions. (1) Are women of color more likely to use Norplant? (2) To what extent can racial differences in Norplant use be explained by a structural bias in the provision of medical care… CONTINUE READING
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