Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sarah Keogh, Senior Research Scientist

Sarah Keogh joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist in 2012. Her substantive areas of research include HIV/AIDS and its intersection with reproductive behavior, the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services and unmet need for family planning and abortion. She is currently involved in projects looking at the incidence of abortion in Tanzania and Nepal, and HIV and fertility intentions in Zambia and Nigeria. Prior to joining Guttmacher, Dr. Keogh worked as a research fellow in the Population Studies Department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and then as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at University College London, with a fellowship award from the UK Economic and Social Research Council. She earned a BA in human sciences from Oxford University, a Masters in demography and Health and her PhD in demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Keogh is a member of the Population Association of America, the International AIDS Society, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and the Union of African Population Studies.

Dr. Keogh has coauthored both quantitative and qualitative work on reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, and she is particularly interested in ways to integrate quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Curriculum Vitae

Recent publications include:

Keogh SC et al., Postpartum contraception in northern Tanzania: patterns of use, relationship to antenatal intentions, and impact of antenatal counseling, Studies in Family Planning, 2015, 46(4):405-422.

Keogh SC et al., Incidence of induced abortion and post-abortion care in Tanzania, PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(9):e0133933.

Sedgh et al., Estimates of the incidence of induced abortion and consequences of unsafe abortion in Senegal, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2015, 41(1):11-19.

Sedgh et al., Estimations de l’incidence de l’avortement provoqué et conséquences de l’avortement non médicalisé au Sénégal, Perspectives Internationales sur la Santé Sexuelle et Génésique, numéro spécial de 2015, pp.35-44.

Moore AM et al., Bucking social norms: Examining anomalous fertility aspirations in the face of HIV in Lusaka, Zambia, Social Science and Medicine, 2014, 119:88-97.

Bankole A et al., Differences in unintended pregnancy, contraceptive use and abortion by HIV status among women in Nigeria and Zambia, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2014, 40(1): 28-38.

Keogh SC et al.,Vocal local versus pharmacological treatments for pain management in tubal ligation procedures in rural Kenya: a non-inferiority trial, BMC Women's Health, 2014, 14(21).

Ngo TD et al., Risk factors for repeat abortion and implications for addressing unintended pregnancy in Vietnam, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2013, 125(3):241-246.

Keogh SC et al., The impact of antenatal HIV diagnosis on postpartum childbearing desires in Northern Tanzania: a mixed methods study, Reproductive Health Matters, 2012, 20(39): 39-49.

Somi G et al., Low mortality risk but high loss to follow-up among patients in the Tanzanian national HIV care and treatment programme, Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2012, 17(4): 497–506.

Keogh SC et al., Reproductive behaviour and HIV status of antenatal clients in northern Tanzania: opportunities for family planning and preventing mother-to-child transmission integration, AIDS, 2009, 23(Suppl. 1): S27–S35.


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