Talking about sex is uncomfortable. Such a conversation about private matters can be tough whether the discussion is with preteens or doctors. It is even more difficult when conducted in two different languages. But Marjorie Sable, Professor and Director of the Department of Social Work, works to break down the communication barrier when it comes to family planning.
Sable has become very interested in the barriers to family planning as experienced among Hispanic populations. Columbia has seen a large influx of Hispanic residents, and she started to wonder how to help this group in order to determine the best paths toward intervention.