Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Fatima Juárez

Fatima Juárez is a professor at the Center for Demographic, Urban, and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, specializing on the field of reproductive health in less developed countries. She has served as chair of the Scientific Committee on Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries for the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and is member of several editorial boards such as the journal Demographic Studies and Urban Planning. She is currently member of the Advisory Board on the Population Policies of the National Council of Population of Mexico (Consejo Consultivo Ciudadano de la Política de Población de CONAPO), and has collaborated with Guttmacher research for many years, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute since 2007. In addition, she is former senior lecturer and researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a former Senior Population Affairs Officer and Project Director at the United Nations Population Division. Dr. Juárez is the author or coauthor of more than 100 publications, books, journals and scientific publications.

Recent Publications Include:

Sundaram A et al., The impact of Ghana’s R3M programme on the provision of safe abortions and postabortion care, Health Policy and Planning, 2015, 30(8):1017-1031.

Prada E, Maddow-Zimet I and Juárez F, El costo de la atención postaborto y del aborto legal en Colombia, Perspectivas Internacionales en Salud Sexual y Reproductiva, número especial de 2014: 2-12.

Juárez F et al., Embarazo no planeado y aborto inducido en México: causas y consequencias, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013.

Juarez F et al., Introduction: Youth migration and transitions to adulthood in developing countries, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2013, 648:6-17.

Prada E, Maddow-Zimet I and Juárez F, The cost of postabortion care and legal abortion in Colombia, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2013, 39(3): 114-123.

Sundaram A et al., Factors associated with abortion-seeking and obtaining a safe abortion in Ghana, Studies in Family Planning, 2012, 43(4): 273-286.

Juárez F and Singh S, Incidence of induced abortion by age and state, Mexico, 2009: new estimates using a modified methodology, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2012, 38(2):58-67.

Shellenberg KM et al., Social stigma and disclosure about induced abortion: Results from an exploratory study, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S111-S125.

Tsui AO et al., Managing unplanned pregnancies in five countries: Perspectives on contraception and abortion decisions, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S1-S24.

Juárez F and Bayer AM, ‘Without a plan’ but ‘keeping on track’: Views on contraception, pregnancy and abortion in Mexico City, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S90-S110.

Juárez F et al., Barreras para la Maternidad Segura en México, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.

Juárez F et al., Las Necesidades de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva de las Adolescentes en México: Retos y Oportunidades, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.

Juarez F et al., Introduction to the special issue on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa, Studies in Family Planning, 2008, 39(4): 239-244.

Juárez F, et al., Estimates of Induced Abortion in Mexico: What’s Changed Between 1990 and 2006?, International Family Planning Perspectives, 2008, 34(4).

Singh S et al., Unintended Pregnancy and Induced Abortion in the Philippines: Causes and Consequences, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006


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