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Consequences of receiving versus being denied a wanted abortion in the United States

Professor Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, will present “Consequences of receiving versus being denied a wanted abortion in the United States.” Diana is also the university’s director of research, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health; and director, Bixby Population Sciences Research Unit.

Dr. Foster is a demographer who uses quantitative models and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of family planning policies and the effect of unintended pregnancy on women’s lives. Dr. Foster has worked on the evaluation of the California State family planning program, Family PACT. This work demonstrated the effectiveness of the program in reducing the incidence of unintended pregnancy. Dr. Foster created a new methodology for estimating pregnancies averted based on a Markov model and a microsimulation to identify the cost-effectiveness of advance provision of emergency contraception. She is currently leading a nationwide longitudinal prospective study of the health and well-being of women who seek abortion, including both women who do and do not receive the abortion. 

Friday, October 23 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Health and Well-being, Research


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Graduate, Undergraduate, Alumni, Online




College of Public Health and Human Sciences
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Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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