Katrina Kimport is a qualitative medical sociologist whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. 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. She is currently examining the experiences of women who “un-choose abortion,” that is pregnant women who considered abortion but ultimately chose to continue the pregnancy, investigating how individual, interactional, institutional, and community factors contribute to this outcome. Dr. Kimport's work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States (Rutgers University Press) and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change (MIT Press). Dr. Kimport received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
January 23, 2021
Berglas NF, Kimport K, Mays A, Kaller S, Biggs MA. "It's worked well for me": Young women's reasons for choosing lower-efficacy contraceptive methods. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. January 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
November 29, 2020
Rocca CH, Moseson H, Gould H, Foster DG, Kimport K. Emotions over five years after denial of abortion in the United States: Contextualizing the effects of abortion denial on women's health and lives. Social Science & Medicine. November 2020; 113567.
April 23, 2020
Roberts SCM, Kimport K. A qualitative exploration of women's experiences discovering pregnancies in the emergency department. Contraception: X. April 2020; 2:100024.
Kimport K. Pregnant Women's Reasons for and Experiences of Visiting Antiabortion Pregnancy Resource Centers. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. March 2020; 52(1):49-56.
February 1, 2020
Holt K, Kimport K, Kuppermann M, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer JE, Dehlendorf C. Patient-provider communication before and after implementation of the contraceptive decision-support tool My Birth Control. Patient Education and Counseling. February 2020; 103(2):315-320.
January 15, 2020
Roberts SCM, Berglas NF, Kimport K. Complex situations: Economic insecurity, mental health, and substance use among pregnant women who consider – but do not have – abortions. PLOS One. January 2020; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226004.