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.
November 22, 2022
Upadhyay UD, Foster DG, Gould H, Biggs MA. Intimate relationships after receiving versus being denied an abortion: A 5-year prospective study in the United States. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. November 2022; https://doi.org/10.1363/psrh.12216.
October 29, 2022
Biggs MA, Driver M, Kaller S, Ralph LJ. Unwanted abortion disclosure and social support in the abortion decision and mental health symptoms: A cross-sectional survey. Contraception. October 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2022.10.007.
October 27, 2022
Ogbu-Nwobodo L, Shim R, Vinson SY, Fitelson EM, Biggs MA, McLemore MR, Thomas M, Godzich M, Mangurian C. Mental Health Implications of Abortion Restrictions for Historically Marginalized Populations. New England Journal of Medicine. October 2022; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMms2211124.
October 27, 2022
Biggs MA, Sabrina Serrano, BA, Valladares ES, Grossman D. Development of a Spanish-language drug facts label prototype for a combination mifepristone and misoprostol medication abortion product. Contraception. October 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2022.10.008.
October 12, 2022
Roberts SCM, Raifman S, Biggs MA. Relationship between mandatory warning signs for cannabis use during pregnancy policies and birth outcomes in the Western United States. Preventative Medicine. October 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107297.
August 12, 2022
Ralph LJ, Ehrenreich K, Kaller S, Biggs MA. A cross-sectional study examining consideration of self-managed abortion among people seeking facility-based care in the United States. Reproductive Health. August 2022; DOI: 10.1186/s12978-022-01486-8.