M. Antonia Biggs, PhD, is an Associate Professor and social psychologist at ANSIRH. Dr. Biggs’ research is dedicated towards better understanding the challenges faced by people wanting to access sexual and reproductive health services. Dr. Biggs conducts research in the U.S. and Chile and uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand people’s experiences accessing contraceptive and abortion care, contraceptive provision in primary care settings, the psychological well-being of women having abortions, and the effects of parental notification on minors’ access to abortion. Dr. Biggs is currently leading a study examining the psychosocial burden experienced by people accessing abortion care, as well as a national study assessing interest in alternative models of medication abortion provision, changes in prevalence of self-managed abortion, and people’s attitudes towards criminalizing self-managed abortion. Her work aims to inform clinical and public policies that will improve patient care and ensure patient autonomy and well-being. Dr. Biggs holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University.
August 4, 2021
Foster DG, Gould H, Biggs MA. Timing of Pregnancy Discovery Among Women Seeking Abortion. Contraception. August 2021; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.07.110. [Epub ahead of print]..
April 5, 2021
Kaller S, Daniel S, Raifman S, Biggs MA, Grossman D. Pre-abortion informed consent through telemedicine vs. in person: Differences in patient demographics and visit satisfaction. Women's Health Issues. April 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
March 16, 2021
Raifman S, Biggs MA, Ralph LJ, Ehrenreich K, Grossman D. Exploring attitudes about the legality of self managed abortion in the US: Results from a nationally representative survey. Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy. March 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
March 10, 2021
Grossman D, Baba F, Kaller S, Biggs MA, Raifman S, Gurazada T, Rafie S, Averbach S, Meckstroth KR, Micks EA, Berry E, Raine-Bennett T, Creinin MD. Medication abortion with pharmacist dispensing of mifepristone. Obstetrics & Gynecology. March 2021; [Epub ahead of print].
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].