Anti-Minority Bias

Factors Contributing to Delay in Racial and Ethnic Minority Women Seeking Early Prenatal Care

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May 2009
This study surveyed females who accessed prenatal care at an urban health center to determine perceptions of barriers to early initiation of services. We hypothesized distrust of healthcare professionals would result in delayed utilization. Results indicated that both minority and non-minority patients distrust health care professionals who have strong anti-minority bias and discriminate on the basis of race.
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