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Leslie Root, University of Colorado - Boulder

The Life Course Fertility Effect of a Contraceptive Intervention: New Evidence from Colorado
When Dec 04, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Hybrid - 1101 Morrill Hall and Online via Zoom
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Seminar

Measuring the consequences of state-level programs providing access to contraception is crucial to current U.S. policy debates. The Colorado Family Planning Initiative (CFPI), begun in 2009, dramatically increased access to – and use of – the full range of highly effective contraceptive methods in all federally funded Title X family planning clinics in Colorado. Prior work establishing the program’s impacts has been limited by its ecological design, limited investigation of heterogeneity of effects across demographic subgroups, and focus on short-term impacts. Through a unique partnership with the US Census Bureau, we follow individuals longitudinally, extend prior work to study the impacts of CFPI on fertility among those 25 and older at program exposure, and disaggregate effects by number of children ever born and by demographic subgroup, including poverty status and race/ethnicity. In this talk, I will present our use of lifetable methods to model the lifetime fertility effect of CFPI on cohorts who were entering their reproductive years at program start. 

About the Speaker

Leslie Root

Leslie Root is a postdoc at the University of Colorado Boulder with the Colorado Fertility Project, which aims to use administrative data sources to better measure the effect of contraceptive access on people’s lives, through both fertility and non-fertility pathways. She received her PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2020. Some of her other research interests include the fertility postponement transition and ‘lowest-low’ fertility; advancing formal demographic methods, particularly around pregnancy and the perinatal period; and the politics of population, abortion and contraception.

Seminar Format

Location IN PERSON: 1101 Morrill Hall.  We are requesting advanced registration so that we can track capacity.  Please use this link to RSVP.

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Zoom Registration Link. Upon registration, you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Fall 2023 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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