Intersectionality and Women's Health: Sexual Orientation, Race/Ethnicity, and Cervical Cancer Screening

Date: 

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:40am to 1:00pm

See also: Seminar Series

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Madina Agénor, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health 

This seminar explores why investigating health inequities in relation to multiple dimensions of social inequality is critical to promoting women's health. Drawing on her quantitative and qualitative research, Madina Agénor addresses how sexual orientation and race/ethnicity simultaneously affect cervical cancer screening among U.S. women and shows that neglecting to examine the role of multiple dimensions of social inequality can lead to interventions that fail to promote the health of the most marginalized women.