Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Join CSDE’s Family Planning Research Working Group

Posted: 3/2/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE aims to convene and host a working group that seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of health scientists/practitioners with social scientists to read and discuss current research about family planning, as well as to workshop participants’ research projects (no matter what stage those projects). The purpose of the working group is to broaden and deepen our understanding of family planning decisions and behaviors through integration of social scientific insights, health outcomes, and clinical experiences. The motivation for the working group resides in several observations – family planning adoption has remained stalled in many parts of the world, conceptual challenges remain with regards to ideas of unmet need or discontinuation, and women and their partners have a dynamic and contingent relationship to family planning that is not well-served by current clinical practices or interventions. We welcome participants with similar interests in reading, discussing, and workshopping projects around these ideas.   The working group plan is to meet 2-3 times per quarter for about 90 minutes. Those interested in participating can sign up here.