Katrina Kimport, PhD is a qualitative medical sociologist whose research focuses on gender, health and reproduction. Dr. Kimport's research engages two central themes: understanding women’s personal and social experience of abortion and contraception; and investigating the cultural negotiation of controversial social issues related to sexuality and health—specifically, abortion and same-sex marriage. Her current research examines the experience of seeking and obtaining a third-trimester abortion. Dr. Kimport's work has been published in several journals, including Gender & Society, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of No Real Choice: How Culture and Politics Matter for Reproductive Autonomy (2022, Rutgers University Press) and Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States (2014, Rutgers University Press, Winner of the Charles Tilly Best Book Award), and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change (2011, MIT Press, Honorable Mention for CITASA Best Book Award). Dr. Kimport received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
June 16, 2022
Kimport K. Choosing Abortion for a Serious Fetal Health Issue: From Medical Information to Values. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research. June 2022; DOI: 10.1108/S1530-353520220000019006.
April 10, 2022
Kimport K. Is third-trimester abortion exceptional? Two pathways to abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in the United States. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. April 2022; DOI: 10.1363/psrh.12190.
December 23, 2021
Kimport K. Reducing the burdens of forced abortion travel: Referrals, financial and emotional support, and opportunities for positive experiences in traveling for third-trimester abortion care. Social Science & Medicine. December 2021; 293:114667. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114667.
December 20, 2021
Bercu C, Moseson H, McReynolds-Pérez J, Salamea EW, Grosso B, Trpin M, Zurbriggen R, Cisternas C, Meza M, Diaz V, Kimport K. In-person later abortion accompaniment: a feminist collective-facilitated self-care practice in Latin America. 29:3, DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2021.2009103. December 2021.
June 3, 2021
Kimport K, Littlejohn KE. What are We Forgetting? Sexuality, Sex, and Embodiment in Abortion Research. Journal of Sex Research. June 2021; 1-11. [Epub ahead of print].