In the United States there is still a considerable deficit in the reproductive health of poor women. This deficit manifests in many ways that negatively affect both women and their children. Despite the profound amount of literature detailing both the lack and the consequences of the disparity of reproductive healthcare suffered by low-income women, there exists a gap in the research deciphering the root cause.
Research suggests that a digital divide exists and that women of socioeconomic status are often at a disadvantage by the consequences of this divide. One repercussion of this chasm is a lack of adequate information; particularly of accurate and accessible reproductive health information which has been found to be related to poor reproductive health. This research will employ a quantitative approach by means of adapting a previously validated assessment tool of pregnancy-related information seeking behavior to gauge reproductive health information-seeking in low-income women.