Postpartum Contraception, Interpregnancy Interval, and Subsequent Outcomes in High Risk Women

Faculty Name:
Sara Simonsen


Faculty College:


Project Description:

The purpose of this study is to describe the postpartum contraceptive methods provided after a woman’s first birth among women at high risk for poor outcomes in subsequent pregnancies or later life, to explore how these contraceptives impact the interpregnancy intervals of such women, and to evaluate the impact of postpartum contraception on maternal and newborn outcomes in subsequent pregnancies.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis

Student Role:

Assisting with literature review and manuscript preparation, generating tables and figures

Student Benefits:

Involvement in research team, exposure to linked clinical and vital statistics data through the Utah Population Database (UPDB), abstract/manuscript/poster preparation

Project Duration:

The project goes through 2018, student can work 10-20 hours per week

Minimum Requirements:

Basic statistics course, CITI/GCP training