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Bio: M. Antonia Biggs, PhD

M. Antonia Biggs, PhD, is an Associate Professor and social psychologist at UCSF’s Advancing New Standard in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) Program. Dr. Biggs’ research is dedicated towards better understanding the challenges faced by people wanting to access sexual and reproductive health services and the psychological consequences of denying people wanted care. Dr. Biggs is leading a national study assessing interest in alternative models of medication abortion provision, changes in prevalence of self-managed abortion, and people’s attitudes towards criminalizing self-managed abortion. Her work aims to inform clinical and public policies that will improve care and ensure bodily autonomy and well-being. Dr. Biggs holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University.