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.
October 4, 2022
Ehrenreich K, Kimport K. Prenatal Care as a Gateway to Other Health Care: A Qualitative Study. Women's Health Issues. October 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.08.006.
July 20, 2022
Kimport K, Landau C, Sella S. Making a third-trimester abortion referral: Learning from patients. Patient Education and Counseling. July 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.07.011.
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.
June 7, 2022
J Varshney, Kimport K. Patients’ perspectives on clinical responses to primary dysmenorrhea: a qualitative analysis of online narratives. Women's Reproductive Health. June 2022; DOI: 10.1080/23293691.2022.2081292.
May 2, 2022
Kimport K. Men’s reproductive health, non-knowledge, and the opportunity to conceptualize a medical specialty in reproduction that isn’t premised on gender. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews. May 2022; DOI: 10.1177/00943061221090.
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.