Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader. Big Data for Reproductive Health. 2018 - 2019

Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Information, Society & Culture

One-third of women who begin using a modern method of contraception in low-income countries discontinue within the first year, and half within the first two years, putting them at risk for unintended pregnancies as well as maternal morbidity and mortality. The current method of measuring contraceptive discontinuation (quitting, switching and method failure) relies on household surveys collected in five-year intervals through a retrospective monthly contraceptive calendar. This measurement provides a broad overview of discontinuation, but does not show the granular details often needed to develop programs to effect change.

Service Performed By


  • Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader


  • 2018 - 2019

Service or Event Name

  • Big Data for Reproductive Health

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