I believe that policies affecting reproductive health and reproductive rights should be based on scientific evidence and the principles of equity and autonomy. I am also committed to helping my research findings reach a wider auidence beyond other academic colleagues.
My and my collaborators’ research has been reported by The BBC World Service, Reuters, The Associated Press, NPR, CNN, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, NBC Universal, CBS, ABC News, and New Scientist, among others.
The following pieces are a mix of solicited and volunteered commentary on some recent policy and practice issues.
- The BBC World Service, October 2016 Health Check: Women Feel Empowered by Online Abortions
- The Irish Times, October 2016 Demand for Abortion Pills Highlights Need for Change in the Law.
- WSJ August 2016 Zika Virus Spread Renews Focus on Abortion Debate
- In response to Ross Douthat’s 2013 Op-ed “The Texas Abortion Experiment”: letter in The New York Times
- The Fifth Circuit ruling on HB2, a Texas aborion bill signed into law in 2013: WWS Reacts: Who is Most Affected by the Texas Abortion Law?
- TIME Magazine July 2016 Women and Children Are Political Pawns In the Zika Funding Battle.
- The Dallas Morning News June 2016 We’re Failing Women Amid the Zika Crisis
- NPR: All Things Considered June 2016 Has Zika Increased Unmet Demand for Abortions?
- NPR: The Texas Standard August 2016 Why Zika Prevention Messaging Needs to Include Men
- Austin American-Statesman Jan 2017 Metrics are the Difference Between Good and Bad Policy
- The 2014 endorsement of intrauterine devices and implants as “first line” contraceptives for teens by the American Academy of Pediatrics: WWS Reacts: Are IUDs the Most Effective Form of Contraception for Teens?
- The Pittsburgh Tribune March 2016. The CDC apparently wants to do all the thinking for women