M. Antonia Biggs, PhD
Social Psychologist Researcher
M. Antonia Biggs, PhD, is a social psychologist researcher at ANSIRH. Dr. Biggs’ research is dedicated towards better understanding the barriers faced by economically disadvantaged populations in accessing reproductive health services so that policy can be designed to improve their social and health outcomes. Her specific research interests include the reasons why women have unprotected intercourse and forgo contraception, 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 challenges of integrating contraceptive services in community health care settings. Dr. Biggs holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University.