Michael Vlassoff, Senior Research Associate
Michael Vlassoff joined the Guttmacher Institute, where he is currently a Senior Research Associate, in 2008; he served as a consultant to the Institute from 2003 to 2008. Dr. Vlassoff is a population economist with 25 years of experience in the United Nations in the areas of modeling population-development interrelationships, economic aspects of fertility in developing countries and the costing of sexual and reproductive health services. Dr. Vlassoff’s work with the Institute has concentrated on analysis of the cost of abortion-related morbidity and mortality. He has recently undertaken pioneering studies on the health systems cost of unsafe abortion and contributed to the pilot study on the cost of unsafe abortion. Dr. Vlassoff obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pune.
Recent publications include:
Vlassoff M et al., The health system cost of post-abortion care in Uganda, Health Policy and Planning, 2014, 29(1): 56-66.
Sundaram A et al., Documenting the individual- and household-level cost of unsafe abortion in Uganda, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2013, 39(4): 174-184.
Singh S et al., The incidence of menstrual regulation procedures and abortion in Bangladesh, 2010, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2012, 38(3): 122-132.
Vlassoff M et al., The health system cost of postabortion care in Ethiopia, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2012, 118(2): S127-S133.
Vlassoff M et al., Avantages liés à la satisfaction des besoins en matière de contraception moderne au Burkina Faso, En Bref, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, No. 1.
Sundaram A et al., Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Ethiopian Women, In Brief, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010, No. 1.
Vlassoff M et al., Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Ugandan Women, In Brief, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009, No. 4.
Singh S et al., Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Vlassoff M et al., Estimates of health care system costs of unsafe abortion in Africa and Latin America, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health , 2009, 35(3):114–121.
Vlassoff M et al., Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion–Related Morbidity and Mortality: Evidence and Estimation Challenges, Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2008.
Vlassoff M, The Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion, Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2007.
Vlassoff M et al., Assessing costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions, Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004, No. 11.