Unsafe and safe abortion practices in Nepal after legalization
Awarded 2011
Junior Investigator Grants
Corinne Rocca, PhD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

For this Junior Investigator Career Development Grant, I completed a rigorous research and training program to develop my skills conducting abortion-related research. For my research project, I joined a team of collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco and in Nepal on two abortion research studies, one examining the experiences of Nepali women who sought treatment for post-abortion complications, and the second investigating contraceptive counseling and use among Nepali women obtaining legal, elective abortion. Research activities included conducting background literature reviews, coding and cleaning data, conducting analyses, disseminating results at conferences, and writing manuscripts. Career development activities included participating in a series of skills-building trainings and courses and attending seminars and lectures on abortion-related research.