Rachel G. Logan
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Logan is a graduate of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, Dr. Logan is a research consultant. Logan's research interests include sexual and reproductive health equity and health services research, particularly patient care experiences. Her current work involves research on sexual health communication between service users and health care providers related to contraceptive, perinatal, HIV prevention care. Her work centers the lived realities, knowledge, and expertise of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Logan is committed to supported emerging scholars of color that focus on social and health equity issues.
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Assesses LARC use trends among college women (18-24 years) and identify groups that have increased LARC use.
Discusses how young Black women may also face structural barriers (i.e., racism, discrimination, bias) to engaging in care due to the intersections of racial identity, age, and socioeconomic status with regards to family planning visits. Elaborates on the findings from interviews with 22 Black women, ages 18 to 29 years, about the lived experience of FPC highlighted dynamic patient–provider encounters.
Discusses how long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is recommended as a first-line defense mechanism to assist women in reducing risk of unintended pregnancy. Explores how lesser-known dual use, concurrent LARC and condom use during sexual activity, reduces the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Examines dual method use among college women.
Discusses how the presence of the Zika virus in Florida prompted an investigation of college women's knowledge, perceptions about their susceptibility to Zika, and potential changes to their contraceptive use.