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Abortion Research

Chair (s) 
Fatima Juarez (El Colegio de Mexico)
Susheela Singh (Guttmacher Institute)
Harriet Birungi (Population Council)
Rishita Nandagiri (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Ndola Prata (University of California Berkeley)
Council Liaison 
Clémentine Rossier (University of Geneva, Institute of demography and Socioeconomics)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

This new Scientific Panel will continue the work of its predecessors, the IUSSP Panel on Abortion Research (2011-2018) and the IUSSP Panel on Abortion (2006-2010).


The Panel plans to organize seminars on the following topics:

  • Unintended pregnancy and key outcomes: abortion and unplanned births;
  • Safety of abortion and abortion-related morbidity;
  • Estimation of abortion incidence.




Virtual workshop on methodologies for measuring pregnancy intention and unintended pregnancy and birth

13-14 May 2021

International Seminar on Unintended pregnancy and key outcomes—abortion and unplanned births: Improvements in Measurement and New Evidence (postponed)

New Delhi, India, postponed to Spring 2022