Publications & Resources

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Maclean, Witman, Piette Durrance, Atkins, & Meinhofer. Prenatal Substance Use Policies And Infant Maltreatment Reports. Health Affairs. May 2022.

Trinitapoli, Chilungo, Zhao, adams, & Yeatman. Visualizing Young Men’s Fertility Desires: A View from Balaka, Malawi. Socius. April 2022.

Higgins, Lands, Ufot, & McClelland. Socioeconomics and Erotic Inequity: A Theoretical Overview and Narrative Review of Associations between Poverty, Socioeconomic Conditions, and Sexual Wellbeing. The Journal of Sex Research. March 2022.

Senderowicz & Maloney. Supply-Side Versus Demand-Side Unmet Need: Implications for Family Planning Programs. Population and Development Review. March 2022.

Smith, Muzyczka, Chakraborty, Johns-Wolfe, Higgins, Bessett, & Norris. Abortion Travel within the United States: An Observational Study of Cross-state Movement to Obtain Abortion Care in the United States in 2017. The Lancet Regional Health – Americas. March 2022.

Anderson, Cowan, Higgins, Schmuhl, & Wautlet. Willing but Unable: Physicians’ Referral Knowledge as Barriers to Abortion Care. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health. March 2022.

Kramer, Higgins, Everett, Turok, & Sanders. A Prospective Analysis of the Relationship Between Sexual Acceptability and Contraceptive Satisfaction Over Time. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. March 2022.

Higgins, Kramer, Senderowicz, Everett, Turok, & Sanders. Sex, Poverty, and Public Health: Connections between Sexual Wellbeing and Economic Resources and Sexual Wellbeing Among US Reproductive Health Clients. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. February 2022.

Nobles, Cannon & Wilcox. Menstrual Irregularity as a Biological Limit to Early Pregnancy Awareness. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. January 2022.

Romell, Mansbach, Dyer & Von Hagel. Expert Participation in 25 Years of Wisconsin Abortion Policymaking. Contraception. December 2021.

Higgins, Lands, Valley, Carpenter & Jacques. Real-Time Effects of Payer Restrictions on Reproductive Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis of Cost-Related Barriers and Their Consequences among U.S. Abortion Seekers on Reddit. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. August 2021.

Senderowicz, Pearson, Hackett, Huber-Krum, Msafiri Francis, Ulenga & Bärnighausen. “‘I haven’t heard much about other methods:’ Quality of Care and Person-Centredness in a Programme to Promote the Postpartum Intrauterine Device in Tanzania.” BMJ Global Health. June 2021.

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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: 

Senderowicz. “I was obligated to accept”: A Qualitative Exploration of Contraceptive Coercion. Social Science & Medicine. 2019;239:112531.

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.