I’m a faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I also direct UW CORE, a research initiative at UW-Madison focused on addressing critical needs in reproductive health and healthcare in Wisconsin and beyond.

I conduct mixed-methods research on sexuality, gender, and reproductive health. In all my research and translation efforts, I endeavor to help folks achieve their sexual health goals—for example, avoiding unwanted pregnancy and STIs, maximizing sexual well-being—within the context of their lives, relationships, and communities.

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News Highlights

“The Importance of Physician Concern and Expertise in Increasing Abortion Health Care Access in Local Contexts”

Jenny A. Higgins, Nicholas B. Schmuhl, Cynthie K. Wautlet, and Laurel W. Rice

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Jenny Higgins

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