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Creation Date

Spring 2017




Health Promotion and Administration




Julie Ann Lasslo

Mentor Department

Health Promotion and Administration


Women’s health is a complex and important field of study. The underutilization of primary prevention screenings is common among the general public and especially concerning among women in regard to personal and reproductive health. Gynecological care is of paramount importance to a woman’s health. It gives women a perspective of their own general health, and it influences the detection of sexually transmitted infections, like HPV, in their early stages is key to preventing diseases. There are proper resources used to make necessary changes to one’s body, such as the gynecologist, women's health clinics, and other educational materials. There are preventable diseases such as cervical cancer that could be detected early enough to eliminate the problem. The purpose of this study is to examine which possible factors encourage or discourage gynecological visits. These factors are not proving the reason why women do not go to the gynecologist but to examine if there is a correlation. The hypothesis test if fear, embarrassment, cost, sexual abuse, transportation, social stigmas, and availability are negatively associated with a routine checkup to the gynecologist. And it will also test if Blacks/ African-Americans are less likely to go to routine checkups to the gynecologist as opposed to whites/ Caucasians. Participants (n= 82) gathered from posting the survey to different social media websites. The participants will be women from ages 18 to 26 who will complete an online survey. Any female who completed the survey above or below the age limit, would not be added to the data.