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.
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. January 2021. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, [Epub ahead of print].
December 26, 2020
Wingo E Ralph LJ Kaller S Biggs MA. Abortion method preference among people presenting for abortion care. December 2020. Contraception, [Epub ahead of print].
December 18, 2020
Ralph LJ Foster DG Biggs MA Samari G Upadhyay UD Gerdts C Grossman D. Prevalence of self-managed abortion among women of reproductive age in the United States. December 2020. JAMA, 3(12):e2029245.
December 14, 2020
Casas L Freedman LR Ramm A Correa S Baba CF Biggs MA. Chilean medical and midwifery faculty's views on conscientious objection for abortion services. December 2020. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 46(1):25-34.
December 10, 2020
Biggs MA Neilands TB Kaller S Ralph LJ. Developing and validating the Psychosocial Burden among people Seeking Abortion Scale (PB-SAS). December 2020. PLOS One, 15(12):e0242463.
December 1, 2020
Biggs MA Tome L Mays A Kaller S Harper CC Freedman LR. The fine line between informing and coercing: Community health center clinicians' approaches to counseling young people about IUDs. December 2020. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, psrh.12161 [Epub ahead of print].