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 3, 2023
Alex Schulte, Biggs MA. Association Between Facility and Clinician Characteristics and Family Planning Services Provided During U.S. Outpatient Care Visits. Women's Health Issues. August 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2023.06.008.
June 14, 2023
Roberts SCM, Claudia Zaugg, MPH, Biggs MA. Association of Mandatory Warning Signs for Cannabis Use During Pregnancy With Cannabis Use Beliefs and Behaviors. Jama Network Open. June 2023; https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.17138.
May 26, 2023
Kaller S, Upadhyay UD, Ralph LJ, Schroeder R, Biggs MA. Awareness of medication abortion among a nationally representative U.S. sample, 2021-2022. Contraception. May 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2023.110078.
April 17, 2023
Ralph LJ, Biggs MA, Ehrenreich K, Grossman D. Accuracy of Self-assessment of Gestational Duration Among Adolescents Seeking Abortion Using Information in Addition to Date of Last Menstrual Period. JAMA Pediatrics. April 2023; https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.0483.
April 10, 2023
Adler A, Biggs MA, Kaller S, Schroeder R, Ralph LJ. Changes in the Frequency and Type of Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Between 2017 and 2021. Jama Network Open. April 2023; https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.7461.
January 19, 2023
Kaller S, Ralph LJ, Wingo E, Biggs MA. Abortion terminology preferences: a cross-sectional survey of people accessing abortion care. BMC Women's Health. January 2023; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-022-02152-8.