Jamie Trevitt, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mar 27, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
|Where||1101 Morrill Hall|
|Contact Name||Jennifer Doiron|
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About the Presentation
Dr. Trevitt will be presenting a study examining the association between type of abortion and contraceptive preference following an abortion. Despite the importance of contraception after an unintended pregnancy, there is a dearth of research on contraceptive preference to prevent future pregnancies following an abortion. Data for this study was collected by the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. Data was abstracted from 5342 medical charts between July 2012 and July 2014 at a high volume abortion clinic in Wisconsin. The analysis employs multinomial regression models, controlling for demographic factors and reproductive history. Results and implications regarding contraceptive preference will also be discussed.
About the Speaker
Jamie Trevitt is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prior to teaching at UMBC she worked at the Census Bureau, University Research Corporation, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Women and Children's Health Policy. As a social demographer her work includes public health research on unintended pregnancy, contraceptive use, and abortion. Her latest efforts focus on contraceptive knowledge, preference, and choice after abortion and in the post-partum period. She received her B.A. from Duke University, her M.P.P. from Georgetown University, and her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health specializing in population and reproductive health.