CU Population Center

Institute of Behavioral Science

Advancing Reproductive Justice Among Immigrant Young Adults: Shaping the Future of Reproductive Health

Principal Investigator: Kate Coleman-Minahan

Funder: Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators

CUPC Grant Bootcamp participant; recipient of a CUPC seed grant

This project is a longitudinal study to explore how restricted and uncertain legal status, like DACA, and restricted and uncertain reproductive health access, shape young women’s reproductive aspirations and ability to achieve them. Over the course of one year, we will conduct three qualitative interviews and weekly electronic surveys with 50 Latina women, 20-28 years old, residing in Colorado and Arizona. Half of the participants are 2nd generation. Half are 1.5 generation DACA recipients. We will capture how reproductive aspirations change in response to changes in life domains (e.g., education, employment) and perceived and actual policy changes.