Access to Reproductive Health Care in Mapleton-Fall Creek: An Ethnographic Project

Aspen Christian Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Sponsor(s): Susan Hyatt Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
In this paper, I explore access to reproductive health care in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood area using ethnographic methods. My methodology includes interviews, attending community meetings and events, and considering the impact of nationwide movements that are currently affecting reproductive health care. For the purpose of this research, I have interviewed the following organizations: an organization that provides a stable house for homeless teen mothers, Project Home Indy, a coalition that encourages black women to breastfeed their children, Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition, the local Planned Parenthood, and other organizations that provide women’s health care in Mapleton-Fall Creek. Data and research will be incorporated from other neighborhood-based ethnography, teen pregnancy, breastfeeding, and reproductive justice studies. My analysis will focus on how local community members incorporate reproductive health care into their lives--or if they do at all. On top of this, the resources available within the neighborhood area’s limits will be collected, assessed, and reflected upon based on data collected from organizations and from community members’ interviews.
Oral Presentation

When & Where

01:30 PM
Jordan Hall 238