Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Chapter Member: Colorado SSN
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Stevenson researches the impacts of and responses to abortion and family planning policy in the United States. Stevenson's current research uses demographic methods to study the impacts of reproductive health policies, and computational methods to study social responses to these policies. Stevenson translates her results into policy-relevant findings for non-academic audiences. Stevenson regularly testifies on the demographic impacts of legislation, and she developed an app to disseminate local impact estimates or her policy evaluation work.
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In the News
"Pregnancy Is Much More Dangerous Than Abortion — Meaning Abortion Bans Like Texas’ Will Be Deadly," Amanda Stevenson, Commentary, Salon, September 11, 2021.
"America's fertility rates are falling. That's cause for celebration, not fearmongering.," Amanda Stevenson, NBC Think, August 10, 2021.
"Judge Temporarily Blocks Planned Parenthood’s Ouster from Texas Medicaid," Amanda Stevenson (with ), Texas Tribune, January 19, 2017.
"Women’s Knowledge of and Support for Abortion Restrictions in Texas: Findings from a Statewide Representative Survey" (with ). Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 48, no. 4 (2016).
Assesses women’s knowledge of specific abortion restrictions in Texas and reasons for supporting these laws.