Aleta Baldwin, Dana M. Johnson, Kathleen Broussard, Luisa Alejandra Tello-Pérez, Melissa Madera, Carol Ze-Noah, Elisa Padron, Abigail R. A. Aiken. 2022. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 32(5) 788–799.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of South Carolina
Hi there! I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining UofSC, I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, where I was a fellow at the Population Research Center. My research interests include sexual and reproductive health, social demography, fertility, gender, and health policy.
My sole-authored paper in Social Science & Medicine analyzes the narratives of 68 women living in two countries where abortion access was highly restricted (Ireland and Northern Ireland). These women either left the country to receive clinic-based care or obtained medications through informal channels to self-manage an abortion at home. In this work, I situate self-managed abortion within the continuum of (de)medicalization and reveal the ways medical technology and healthcare provision shape individual perceptions and beliefs about pain, the body, and the environment where care is received.
My work also appears in Population Studies, Contraception, American Journal of Public Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health. It has also been featured across major news outlets, including The New York Times and The Atlantic. In support of my research, I was awarded the 2019 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant from the Society of Family Planning and the NICHD Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship in Demography.
I have also contributed to three collaborative projects: the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), which evaluates the impact of reproductive health legislation in Texas; Project SANA, a nationwide study of self-managed abortion; and Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT), a longitudinal study examining young young people's reproductive goals and behaviors amidst an AIDS epidemic in Southern Malawi.
Experiences seeking, sourcing, and using abortion pills at home in the United States through an online telemedicine service
Melissa Madera, Dana M. Johnson, Kathleen Broussard, Luisa Alejandra Tello-Perez, Carol-Armelle Ze-Noah, Aleta Baldwin, Rebecca Gomperts, Abigail R.A. Aiken. SSM Qualitative Research in Health. Volume 2, December 2022, 100075
Self-removal of long-acting reversible contraception: A content analysis of YouTube videos
Broussard, Kathleen and Andréa Becker. 2021. Contraception 104(6): 654-658.
Improving Assessment of Demand for Postpartum Tubal Ligation among Publicly Insured Women in Texas
Potter, Joseph E., Kristen Burke, Kathleen Broussard, Kristine Hopkins, Daniel Grossman, and Kari White. 2021. Contraception 104(5):518-523.