Changemakers in Family Planning: Krystale Littlejohn
Abortion, Contraception
Awarded 2019
Changemakers in Family Planning
Krystale Littlejohn, PhD, MA
University of Oregon

Dr. Littlejohn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon. Her current research explores the cultural and institutional factors that affect women’s contraceptive decision-making. She is working on a book titled Just Get on the Pill: Gender, Compulsory Birth Control, and Reproductive Injustice that uses interviews with women to examine how taken-for-granted ideas about gender shape the social organization of birth control. Her vision is to conduct research that will improve healthcare delivery, advance evidence-based health policy, and refine scholarly models of contraceptive and abortion decision-making.