Explaining disparities in treatment seeking: The case of infertility

Lynn White, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil

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Abstract

Objective: To present an integrated model of help-seeking, review empirical work in its support, and show its application to the explanation of racial and ethnic disparities in infertility help-seeking. Design: Review. Setting: None. Patient(s): None. Intervention(s): None. Main Outcome Measure(s): None. Result(s): None. Conclusion(s): A help-seeking model provides a plausible explanation of observed disparities in infertility help-seeking. In addition to being related to income, race and ethnicity is related to prior experience with doctors, marital status, parity, knowledge and attitudes toward reproductive technology, and attitudes supporting spiritual rather than technological solutions to health problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Disparities
  • Help-seeking
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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