At the end of this section you will be able to:
Explain some of the income related barriers that exist to the access and proper use of contraception.
Contrast the experience of infertility for couples and individuals with higher and lower socioeconomic status.
Identify the challenges faced by low income women in pregnancy, especially those related to prenatal care, nutrition, smoking and social support.
Identify barriers to cervical and breast cancer screening faced by low income women, and describe ways in which these barriers may be overcome.
Identify barriers that exist for low income men and women to optimize their reproductive health, and describe strategies that may help overcome these barriers.
Describe the ways in which poverty and intimate partner violence interact and identify screening tools for woman abuse.