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Guttmacher at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 25, 2014

The Population Association of America (PAA) 2014 Annual Meeting will be held in Boston from Thursday, May 1 to Saturday, May 3. The conference brings together thousands of demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field. The Guttmacher Institute will have a strong presence at the meeting, and we invite you to join us for any or all of the sessions below.

Please join us for a reception to mark the launch of the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination. As you meet the center’s staff over drinks and snacks, you can also learn more about the vital data sets on a variety of reproductive health issues that will now be publicly available as part of the center’s work, as well as about the center’s other exciting activities.

Reception hosted by the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination
Thursday, May 1, 6:00 P.M.–7:30 P.M.
Connexion Lounge, 2nd Floor, Marriott Copley Place


Guttmacher staff and research will be featured at many program sessions throughout the annual meeting. We invite you to attend the following sessions to hear more about our latest projects:


Getting Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals: An Interactive Session
Friday, May 2, 6:30 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
Suffolk Room, 3rd Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Presenters: Fran Althaus, executive editor of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health; Gary Bologh, managing editor of Studies in Family Planning; and Pamela Smock, editor of Demography.

This long-running PAA session aims to help researchers in all disciplines increase their chances of publishing their work in peer-reviewed research journals. The session uses an interactive format that allows attendees to ask questions and share their challenges and experiences. It’s a don’t-miss event!


Session 1: Couple and Relationship Influences on Contraceptive Use
Thursday, May 1, 8:30 A.M.–10:00 A.M.
Salons A-B, 4th Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Chair: Megan L. Kavanaugh, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute

During this session, presenters will explore relationship influences on contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa and India with a focus on women's covert use of contraceptives, husband-wife communication and sexual negotiation.


Session 58: Social Disparities in Contraceptive Use Patterns
Thursday, May 1, 2:45 P.M.–4:15 P.M.
Salons A-B, 4th Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Discussant: Ann M. Moore, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute

During this session, presenters will explore the relationship between social disparities and contraceptive use patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States with a focus on negative attitudes toward medicine, schooling and effectiveness of contraceptive choice.


Session 82: Fertility Intentions: Measurement and Meaning
Thursday, May 1, 4:30 P.M.–6:00 P.M.
Boylston Room, 1st Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Presentation: The Role of Men’s Childbearing Intentions in Their Paternal Involvement
Laura Lindberg, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Kathryn Kost, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute

In this session, presenters will focus on various aspects of fertility intentions, such as the reliability of pregnancy intention after pregnancy, the effect of life course events on fertility expectation's ability to predict childbearing and fertility behavior among Sub-Saharan African migrants in France. Dr. Lindberg's and Dr. Kost's presentation explores the relationship between men's pregnancy intentions and parental involvement, which includes coresidence, participation in fathering behaviors and the individual's self-appraisal.


Session 108: Abortion
Friday, May 2, 8:30 A.M.–10:00 A.M.
Regis Room, 3rd Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Presentation: Managing Religion and Morality within the Abortion Decision: Data from Qualitative Interviews with Women Obtaining Abortions in the U.S.
Lori Frohwirth, research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Michele Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ann M. Moore, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute

During this session, a wide range of topics on abortion will be covered, including the role of midwives in expanding access to abortion services in Ethiopia; family planning service provision and use among client seeking abortion services in Kenya; and results of the Turnaway Study, which explored whether having an abortion helped women achieve life goals. Lori Frohwirth will present results from a qualitative study exploring the impact of religion and stigma on the decision-making processes and experiences of women obtaining abortions.


Session 146: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Friday, May 2, 1:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Regis Room, 3rd Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Presentation: Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth and Abortion Rates Across Countries
Gilda Sedgh, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Lawrence B. Finer, director of domestic research at the Guttmacher Institute
Akinrinola Bankole, director of international research at the Guttmacher Institute
Susheela D. Singh, vice president for research at the Guttmacher Institute
Michelle Eilers, research assistant at the Guttmacher Institute

This session focuses on various aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in North Carolina and Uganda, as well as globally. Unmet need among young women, timing of initiation of sexual intercourse and the impact of education on teenage motherhood will be explored. Dr. Sedgh will discuss recent levels and trends in teen pregnancy, abortion and childbearing across countries.


Session 152: Men's Sexual and Reproductive Health
Friday, May 2, 2:45 P.M.–4:15 P.M.
Salons A-B, 4th Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Chair: Laura Lindberg, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Presentation: Conceptualizing Male Sexual Coercion
Ann M. Moore, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Ragnar Anderson, University of Chicago
Nyovani Madise, University of Southampton

This session on men's sexual and reproductive health will focus on unmet need for contraception, male contraceptive options in France, men's experiences of unintended pregnancy in France and male sexual coercion. Dr. Moore will examine the coercion of males into unwanted sexual situations and formalize a framework for the study of male sexual coercion.


Session 171: Contraceptive Use
Saturday, May 3, 9:00 A.M.–10:30 A.M.
Salons A-B, 4th Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Presentation: Longitudinal Patterns of Consistent Contraceptive Use: Preliminary Findings from the Continuity and Change in Contraceptive Use Study
Rachel K. Jones, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Laura Lindberg, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Jennifer J. Frost, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Athena A. Tapales, independent consultant

During this session on contraceptive use, presenters will discuss unmet demand for highly effective postpartum contraception, contraceptive supply and use in disaster-affected regions and the impact on unintended fertility, and contraceptive behavior patterns among poor rural women in India. Dr. Jones will present preliminary findings from the Continuity and Change in Contraceptive Use study, including characteristics associated with inconsistent use and women's reported use of more than one contraceptive method in the last 30 days.


Session 183: Fertility Intentions and Influences Upon
Saturday, May 3, 9:00 A.M.–10:30 A.M.
Vermont Room, 5th Floor, Marriott Copley Place
Discussant: Lawrence B. Finer, director of domestic research at the Guttmacher Institute

During this session, presenters will examine predictors of pregnancy desire among young women, trends in education gradients in unintended births, the relationship between religiosity and fertility desires in Slovenia and the Czech Republic, and the role gender preference has played over time on third births in Japan.


Session 215: Reproductive and Sexual Health Policy and Politics
Saturday, May 3, 12:30 P.M.–2:00 P.M.
Boylston Room, 1st Floor, Boston Marriott Copley Place
Presentation: Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Reproductive Health Interventions in Cameroon
Michael Vlassoff, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute
Akinrinola Bankole, director of international research at the Guttmacher Institute
Gervais Beninguisse, Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD)
Firmin Zinvi, Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD)
Floriane Kamgaing, Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD)
Jenna Jerman, research associate at the Guttmacher Institute

Presenters in this session will explore the effect of work-family compatibility policies on fertility intention in South Korea; policy barriers to injectable contraceptives in India; and a voluntary, rights-based family planning approach to achieving the London Summit on Family Planning goal. Dr. Vlassoff will discuss the estimated costs of investing in contraceptive services in Cameroon, as well as benefits to the country in terms of reductions in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, number of unsafe abortion and costs to the health system.


In conjunction with the PAA Annual Meeting, the 2014 Psychosocial Workshop will be held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30. The workshop brings together psychological and social scientists and related health professionals in a small meeting setting to discuss various topics, including abortion, women's health and sexuality.

Adam Sonfield, senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute, will give a keynote address entitled “Massachusetts, RomneyCare and the Affordable Care Act” on April 29 at 9:15 A.M.

Other Guttmacher presentations:

Megan Kavanaugh will present “Qualitative explorations of men's pregnancy intentions” on April 30 at 2:30 P.M.

Lori Frohwirth will present “What's a condom for? Preliminary qualitative findings on the meanings and uses of condoms among middle and lower income women in the U.S.” on April 29 at 2:10 P.M.

Nakeisha Blades will present “How does polycystic ovarian syndrome alter women's contraceptive strategies?” on April 30 at 11:45 A.M.

Hope to see you in Boston!









 

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