PRCH MD on Repro Health Care in Rural Kentucky
May 4, 2012
The Kentucky New Era interviewed former Leadership Training Academy Fellow Tanya Franklin, MD, MSPH, about high rates of STD infection and teen pregnancy in Kentucky’s rural counties. Dr. Franklin said she often sees women from small towns who avoided getting birth control at their local clinics because they feared their families would find out. “People who work at these [local clinics] are people they know or people who know their family. So they basically just avoid [them] altogether and just pray that they don’t get pregnant.”
As solutions to these problems, Dr. Franklin envisions community education focused on reducing the stigma around contraception and more health care professionals in rural areas. The full article is available here (subscription required).
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