Pregnancy Desires


Pregnancy Ambivalence and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception among Young Adult Women: A Qualitative Study. Higgins. 2017. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 49(3): 149-156.

The Implications of Unintended Pregnancies for Mental Health in Later Life. 2016. Herd, Higgins, Sicinski, and Merkuieva. 2016. American Journal of Public Health 106(3): 421-429.

Pregnancy Ambivalence and Contraceptive Use among Young Adult Men and Women in the US. Higgins, Popkin, and Santelli. 2012. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 44(4): 236-243.

  • This paper won a Robert Wood Johnson award for Best Research in Health & Society, UW-Madison, 2013

Attitudes toward Unprotected Intercourse and Risk of Pregnancy among Women Seeking Abortions. Foster, Higgins, Karasek, et al. 2012. Women’s Health Issues 22(2): e149-e155.

Willingness to Have Unprotected Sex. Foster, Higgins, Biggs, et al. 2012. Journal of Sex Research 49(1): 61-68.

Arousal Loss Associated with Condoms and Risk of Pregnancy: Implications for Women’s and Men’s Sexual Risk Behaviors. Higgins, Tanner, and Janssen. 2009. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 41(3):150-157.

Pleasure, Prophylaxis, and Procreation: A Qualitative Analysis of Intermittent Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy. Higgins, Hirsch, and Trussell. 2008. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 40(3): 130-137.