Publications & Resources

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kramer, Higgins, Burns, Stulberg & Freedman. Expectations about Availability of Contraception and Abortion at a Hypothetical Catholic Hospital: Rural-Urban Disparities among Wisconsin Women. Contraception. May 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.05.014

Kramer, Higgins, Burns, Freedman & Stulberg. Prevalence and Experiences of Wisconsin Women Turned Away from Catholic Settings Without Receiving Reproductive Care. Contraception. May 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.05.007.

Ward. Dirty Work and Intimacy: Creating an Abortion Worker. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. May 2021. doi:10.1177/00221465211016440

Jacques, Carpenter, Valley, Alvarez & Higgins. Medication or Surgical Abortion? An Exploratory Study of Patient Decision-making on a Popular Social Media Platform. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. May 2021. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2021.05.011

Schmuhl, Rice, Wautlet & Higgins. Physician Attitudes about Abortion and their Willingness to Consult in Abortion Care at a Midwestern Academic Medical Center. Contraception. May 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.04.030

Higgins, Kramer, Everett, Wright, Turok & Sanders. Association Between Patients’ Perceptions of the Sexual Acceptability of Contraceptive Methods and Continued Use Over Time. JAMA Internal Medicine. April 26, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.1439

Zwerling, Rousseau, Ward, Olshansky, Lo, de Bocanegra & Harken. “It’s a Horrible Assignment”: A Qualitative Study of Labor and Delivery Nurses’ Experience Caring for Patients Undergoing Labor Induction for Fetal Anomalies or Fetal Demise. Contraception. April 21, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.04.014

Kramer, Gangnon & Burns. Provision of Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Before and After Wisconsin Medicaid’s Payment Change. Women’s Health Issues. April 10, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2021.02.009

Green, Zapata, Brown & Hagiwara. Rethinking Bias to Achieve Maternal Health Equity. Obstetrics & Gynecology. April 8, 2021.  doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004363

Higgins, Cannon, Rice & Turok. The Need For Accurate Contraceptive Awareness And Advocacy Among Health Care Providers. Health Affairs. 2021. doi:10.1377/hblog20210326.734068.

Higgins, Kramer, Wright, Everett, Turok & Sanders. Sexual Functioning, Satisfaction, and Well-being Among Contraceptive Users: a Three-month Assessment from the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative. The Journal of Sex Research. 2021. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1873225.

Higgins, Schmuhl, Wautlet & Rice. The Importance of Physician Concern and Expertise in Increasing Abortion Health Care Access in Local Contexts. American Journal of Public Health. 2021; 111(1):33-36.

Higgins, Schmuhl, Wautlet & Rice. The silent majority: Physicians’ knowledge of and attitudes toward restrictive abortion policies in a battleground state. October 2020.
doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2020.07.051

Higgins, Wright, Turok & Sanders. Beyond Safety and Efficacy: Sexuality-related Priorities and their Associations with Contraceptive Method Selection. Contraception. 2020;2:2:100038. doi: 10.1016/j.conx.2020.100038.

Senderowicz & Higgins. Reproductive Autonomy is Nonnegotiable, Even in the Time of COVID‐19. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2020;52(2).

Schmuhl, Rice, Wautlet & Higgins. Physician Attitudes About Abortion at a Midwestern Academic Medical Center. medRxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.05.08.20094540; 2020.

Jacques, Heinlein, Ralph, Pan, Nugent, Kaljo & Farez. Complication Rates of Dilation and Evacuation and Labor Induction in Second-trimester Abortion for Fetal Indications: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Contraception. 2020;102(2):83-86.

Wautlet, Schmuhl, Higgins, Zukin & Rice. Physician Attitudes toward Reproductive Justice: Results from an Institution-wide Survey. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2020;135:108s. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000664320.33209.fa

Senderowicz. Contraceptive Autonomy: Conceptions and Measurement of a Novel Family Planning Indicator. Studies in Family Planning. 2020;51(2):161-176.

Schmuhl, Higgins, Rice, Wautlet, Wright & Zukin. Pluralistic Ignorance and Interdisciplinary Physicians’ Attitudes About Abortion. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2020;54(Supp 1):S442.

Venator & Fletcher. Undue Burden Beyond Texas: An Analysis of Abortion Clinic Closures, Births, and Abortions in Wisconsin. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Published online ahead of print. 2020: doi.org/10.1002/pam.22263. 

Senderowicz. “I was obligated to accept”: A Qualitative Exploration of Contraceptive Coercion. Social Science & Medicine. 2019;239:112531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112531

Research Posters

Alvarez & Higgins. Unhappily Pregnant in the Pandemic: The Effects of COVID-19 on Wait Times and Abortion Services for Wisconsin Residents Compared to Bordering States. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Dyer, Von Hagel & Mansbach. Who Testifies? Characteristics of Experts who Speak on Abortion-related Bills in Wisconsin. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Hale, Valley, Jacques & Higgins. Provider Perspectives: Abortion Exceptionalism and the Compound Negative Effects of Medication Abortion Legislation on Patients in Wisconsin. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Higgins, Schmuhl, Wautlet & Rice. The Silent Majority: Physician’s Attitudes Toward Restrictive Abortion Policies in Battleground Wisconsin. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Romell & Cannon. County-level HPV Vaccination Rates and Title X Clinic Closures in Wisconsin. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Schmuhl, Higgins, Rice & Wautlet. Physician Attitudes About Abortion and Willingness to Consult in Abortion Care at UW School of Medicine & Public Health. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Valley, Nacev, Taboada & Higgins. Medical Student Attitudes and Understanding of Reproductive Health and Justice: An Institution-wide Survey. Women’s Health and Health Equity Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2020.

Media

Higgins & Alvarez. Getting a Legal Abortion in Wisconsin is Even Harder Because of COVID-19. WUWM. June 15, 2020.

Higgins & Rice. Access to Contraception and Abortion is as Critical as Ever During COVID-19 Pandemic. The Cap Times. April 9, 2020.

Mansbach & Von Hagel. The Political Language of Abortion and Its Impact on Legislation. The Morning Show, Wisconsin Public Radio. July 25, 2019.

Podcasts

Jacques. Vulvar Health, Care and Cleaning. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. March 3, 2021.

Rice. Universal Contraceptive Care. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. January 8, 2020.

Higgins. A Closer Look at Studying the Impact of Policies with Dr. Jenny Higgins. Wide Awake in Wisconsin. October 8, 2020.

Bennett. Rhythm Method 2.0. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. August 14, 2019.

Higgins. Mind the Pleasure Gap. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. December 12, 2018.

Bennett. All About Birth Control, Part 2. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 11, 2018.

Bennett. All About Birth Control, Part 1. Women’s Healthcast, UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. June 27, 2018.