Thursday, April 11 / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Lone Star B (Level 3)

Session 53
Fertility, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health: Policy and Government Intervention

Chair: Francis Dodoo, Pennsylvania State University
Discussant: Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland

1. The Impacts of Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws on Women’s Decision-making and Experiences Accessing Abortion by Travelling Abroad or Self-managing Using Online TelemedicineAbigail R. A. Aiken , University of Texas at Austin; Kathleen Broussard, University of Texas at Austin; Dana Johnson, University of Texas at Austin; Elisa Padron, University of Texas at Austin.

2. The Impacts of Quality Improvement on Maternal and Newborn Health: Preliminary Findings From a Health System Integrated Intervention in Three Regions in EthiopiaAshley Hagaman , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kavita Singh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Abiy Seifu, Addis Ababa University; Ilene S. Speizer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mehiret Abate, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Befikadu Bitewulign, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Haregeweyni Alemu, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Zewdie Mulissa, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Hema Magge, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

3. The Abortion Landscape: Restrictions and Protections in the American States 1988–2017Deborah McFarlane , University of New Mexico; Wendy Hansen, University of New Mexico; Andrzej Kulczycki, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

4. Does Decentralization of Health Systems Improve Maternal and Child Health? Evidence From Rural HondurasElisabeth D. Root , The Ohio State University; Jane Menken, University of Colorado Boulder; Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder; Alan Zarychta, University of Chicago; Bertha Bermudez Tapia, University of Colorado Boulder; Tara Grillos, Perdue University.

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