Rethinking the Pregnancy Planning Paradigm: Unintended Conceptions or Unrepresentative Concepts?

Abigail R.A. Aiken, University of Texas at Austin Sonya Borrero, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Lisa S. Callegari, University of Washington Christine Dehlendorf, University of California, San Francisco

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| DOI: https://doi.org/10.1363/48e10316

Author's Affiliations

Abigail R.A. Aiken is assistant professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs; and faculty associate, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. Sonya Borrero is associate professor, Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; and codirector, VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Women’s Health, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Lisa S. Callegari is assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle; and advanced research fellow, Health Services Research and Development, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle. Christine Dehlendorf is associate professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco.


Support for this research was provided in part by grants P2C HD047879 and 1R21HD076327–01A1 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award CDA 14–412, and grant P60MD006902 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The authors thank Whitney Wilson for expert assistance in the preparation of the figures.


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