Events Sponsored by the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination


Guttmacher Presentations at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

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
Speaker: Fran Althaus, Executive Editor of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health at Guttmacher

Early-career researchers and researchers from developing countries, particularly those whose first language is not English, are invited to a session on getting published in peer-reviewed journals. The goal of this session is to help attendees increase their chances of publishing their work in peer-reviewed research journals in a format that allows them to ask questions and share experiences.


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 Guttmacher

Presenters during this session will explore relationship influences on contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, highlighting issues including 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 Guttmacher

During this session, presenters will explore the relationship between social disparities and contraceptive use patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, focusing 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 Guttmacher
Kathryn Kost, Senior Research Associate at Guttmacher

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 co-residence, 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 Guttmacher
Michele Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ann M. Moore, Senior Research Associate at Guttmacher

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 be presenting on results from a qualitative study exploring how religion and stigma impact 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 Guttmacher
Lawrence B. Finer, Director of Domestic Research at Guttmacher
Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research at Guttmacher
Susheela D. Singh, Vice President for Research at Guttmacher
Michelle Eilers, Research Assistant at Guttmacher

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 be discussing 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 Guttmacher
Presentation: Conceptualizing Male Sexual Coercion
Ann M. Moore, Senior Research Associate at Guttmacher
Ragnar Anderson, University of Chicago
Nyovani Madise, University of Southampton

This session on men’s sexual and reproductive health focuses 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 Guttmacher
Laura Lindberg, Senior Research Associate at Guttmacher
Jennifer J. Frost, Senior Research Associate at Guttmacher
Athena A. Tapales, independent consultant

During this session on contraceptive use, presenters will discuss unmet demand for highly effective postpartum contraception, disruption of contraceptive supply and use in disaster-affected regions and its impact on unintended fertility, and contraceptive behavior patterns among rural, poor women in India. Dr. Jones will be presenting 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 Guttmacher

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 Guttmacher
Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research at Guttmacher
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 Guttmacher

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 FP Summit 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 reduced maternal and infant mortality, reduced morbidity, reduced numbers of unsafe abortion, and reduced 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 Guttmacher, will give a keynote address entitled “Massachusetts, RomneyCare, and the Affordable Care Act” on April 29 at 9:15 A.M.

Other Guttmacher presentations will include:
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 US” 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


Guttmacher at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population’s International Seminar on Decision-Making Regarding Abortion—Determinants and Consequences, Nanyuki, Kenya, June 3­–5, 2014

Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Abortion Research

Susheela Singh, Fátima Juárez and Ann M. Moore will be participating in the meeting.


Guttmacher Brown Bag Seminar Series

The Center hosts a brown bag series at our office in downtown Manhattan, inviting speakers from New York City and around the country to present on topics related to fertility and reproductive health. The Spring 2014 series is complete. The Fall 2014 series will be posted here.