The Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination and the Guttmacher Institute will be exhibiting at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, from March 31 to April 2. You can find us at Booth #402 in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to meet Center affiliates and Guttmacher experts, and to learn more about the Center and its public data sets. A selection of recent publications from the Institute will also be on display and available in electronic copy.

Guttmacher experts will also be presenting at the 2016 Psychosocial Workshop, which will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. This 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. Click here to learn more about our Psychosocial Workshop participation below.

Guttmacher Institute–organized events:

Guttmacher Institute: Using Research to Inform and Advance the Domestic SRHR Policy Debate
Thursday, March 31, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A
Moderator: Rachel Benson Gold, Vice President for Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute
Presenters: Lawrence B. Finer, Director of Domestic Research, Guttmacher Institute
Adam Sonfield, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute
Mia Zolna, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
Kinsey Hasstedt, Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute

This panel will introduce the Guttmacher Institute’s integrated domestic policy and research portfolio and present an assessment of the current policy landscape affecting reproductive trends and health. Our staff will address evidence gaps and discuss further work demographers can do to address questions raised by policy debates.
 


 

Ask the Editors: Getting Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Thursday, March 31, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A
Moderator: Peter Doskoch, Senior Editor of IPSRH, Guttmacher Institute
Geoffrey McNicoll, Population and Development Review
Anne Solaz, Population

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.
 


Guttmacher at PAA:

Thursday, March 31

Session 48: Patterns and Determinants of Contraceptive Use
Thursday, March 31, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Marriott Salon 1
Chair: Mieke Eeckhaut, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Megan Kavanaugh, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

New Estimates of Contraceptive Failure for the United States
Kathryn Kost, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Barbara Vaughn, Independent Consultant
Aparna Sundaram, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Session 78: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Thursday, March 31, 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Washington Room 5
Understanding the Recent Decline in Adolescent Fertility in the United States, 2007–2013
Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
John Santelli, Columbia University
Sheila Desai, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Session 82: Contraception: Uptake, Discontinuation, and Non-Use
Thursday, March 31, 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Washington Room 4
Rationing Contraception: Before and After the Affordable Care Act
Rachel Jones, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Jonathan Bearak, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Friday, April 1

Poster Session 6: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 2
Friday, April 1, 8:15 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
Exhibit Hall A

Beyond Partner Intentions: Qualitative Findings on Fathers’ Childbearing Intentions
Megan Kavanaugh, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Kathryn Kost, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
Lori Frohwirth, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Characteristics of Women Who Seek Induced Abortions in Developing Countries
Sophia Chae, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Sheila Desai, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
Marjorie Crowell, Research Assistant II, Guttmacher Institute
Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Susheela Singh, Vice President for Research, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Poster Session 8: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 1
Friday, April 1, 12:45 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Exhibit Hall A

Comparing the Social, Economic and Health Consequences of Women with Safe vs. Unsafe Abortions in Zambia
Ann Moore, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Mardieh Dennis, Population Council–Zambia
Ragnar Anderson, Independent Consultant
Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research, Guttmacher Institute
Anna Abelson, Johns Hopkins University
Giulia Greco, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

From Generation to Generation? Role of the Intergenerational Cycle of Teen Childbearing on Declining U.S. Teen Birth Rates
Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
Kathryn Kost, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Session 141: Fertility Intentions: Stability, Meaning, and Predictive Validity
Friday, April 1, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Delaware A

Chair: Sarah Hayford, Ohio State University
Discussant: Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

 


 

Session 151: Reproductive Health Research & Policy in the United States
Friday, April 1, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Washington Room 5

Trends in U.S. SRH Service Provision: Have Policy Shifts Contributed to Changes in Service Mix and Source of Care?
Jennifer Frost, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

 


 

Saturday, April 2

Session 185: Measurement and Mismeasurement in Abortion Research
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Washington Room 4

Measurement and Mismeasurement of Abortion and Other Pregnancy Outcomes in the National Survey of Family Growth
Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Rachel Scott, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

The Provision of Abortion Care in Ethiopia: Current Situation and Trends
Ann Moore, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Black Lion Hospital
Tamara Fetters, Ipas
Yohannes Dibaba, Ipas Ethiopia
Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research, Guttmacher Institute
Mengistu H. Mariam, Government of Ethiopia
Yonas Getachew, Ipas Ethiopia
Susheela Singh, Vice President for Research, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Session 200: Methodological Challenges in Fertility and Reproductive Health Research
Saturday, April 2, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Washington Room 5

Recall Bias in Women’s and Men’s Reports of Pregnancy Intentions in the National Survey of Family Growth
Kathryn Kost, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
 


Guttmacher at Psychosocial Workshop:

Tuesday, March 29

Keynote: The Supreme Court, Congress, and the Upcoming Elections: What’s At Stake
Tuesday, March 29, 9:05 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.
Heather Boonstra, Director of Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Evidence-Based Policy: Work on the Front Lines
Tuesday, March 29, 9:50 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Moderator: Rachel Gold, Vice President for Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute

Proliferation of state-level abortion restrictions
        Elizabeth Nash, Senior State Issues Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Supreme Court challenge to the ACA
        Adam Sonfield, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute

The importance of maintaining the integrity of the family planning safety net
        Kinsey Hasstedt, Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Using research in advocacy: The role of evidence in the Supreme Court case and 2016 legislative session
        Fran Linkin, Center for Reproductive Rights

Use of evidence among other factors in policy
        Karen Hardee, Population Council
 


 

Qualitative Assessments of Women’s Abortion Experiences
Tuesday, March 29, 12:05 P.M. – 12:25 P.M.

Women seeking information about abortion services run into the “abortion black hole”: Findings from qualitative interviews with abortion patients
        Megan Kavanaugh, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

Weighing adoption and parenting within the abortion decision: Qualitative findings from the US
        Lori Frohwirth, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Women’s experiences traveling for abortion services: A qualitative analysis
        Jenna Jerman, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Experiences among women seeking second-trimester abortion in Colombia: A qualitative study
        Sarah Baum, Ibis Reproductive Health
 


 

Abortion Trends and Current Estimates
Tuesday, March 29, 1:50 P.M. – 2:10 P.M.

Characteristics of women who obtain abortions in developed countries from 1995 to 2014
        Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

Trends in the gestational age and method of abortions in developed countries from 1996 to 2014
        Anna Popinchalk, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Why have fewer abortion patients had a prior abortion?: Comparing the 2008 and 2014 Abortion Patient Survey
        Rachel Jones, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute

Estimating abortions by state of residence in the United States
        Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Research to Improve Women’s Reports of Abortion
Tuesday, March 29, 2:10 P.M. – 2:35 P.M. during Abortion and Contraception Measurement: Challenges and Opportunities
Laura Lindberg, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
 


 

Wednesday, March 30

Men’s Reactions to Pregnancy Intention Terminology
Wednesday, March 30, 3:30 P.M. – 3:55 P.M. during Pregnancy Intentions and Risk
Megan Kavanaugh, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute