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The special issue covers issues related to barriers to care for underserved women.

Dr. Wanda Nicholson
Dr. Jessica Morse

Dr. Wanda Nicholson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNC OB-GYN, is the editor of a special issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics that centers on barriers to care in underserved women.

The March issue covers a broad range of topics specific to obstetrics and gynecologic care, including racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care, clinical indicators of perinatal quality of care, patient-centered approaches to family planning and disparities in fibroid diagnosis and management.

“It is critical for clinicians, health policy makers and community advocates to work together in a multidisciplinary approach to improve women’s population health and reduce disparities in health care,” said Dr. Nicholson.

Twenty-three obstetrician-gynecologists from 14 institutions contributed to the special issue. Dr. Jessica Morse, assistant professor, and Dr. Shanthi Ramesh, fellow, of the UNC Division of Family Planning are two of those contributors.

This issue of the provides readers with a transdisciplinary perspective on multi-level (individual, provider, health system) challenges and solutions to meet the health care needs of underserved women.

Individual chapters are accessible through PubMed after March. Click this link to access the preface to this special issue.