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Lauren Ralph, MPH, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1330 Broadway St
Oakland CA 94612
Phone510-986-8933
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    1. Comparing Prospective and Retrospective Reports of Pregnancy Intention in a Longitudinal Cohort of U.S. Women. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2020 03; 52(1):39-48. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Rocca CH. PMID: 32189427.
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    2. The effect of receiving versus being denied an abortion on making and achieving aspirational 5-year life plans. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2020 07; 46(3):177-183. McCarthy MA, Upadhyay U, Ralph L, Biggs MA, Foster DG. PMID: 32098771.
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    3. ECHO: context and limitations. Lancet. 2020 02 08; 395(10222):e24. Gollub EL, Stein Z, van de Wijgert JHHM, Jones H, Ralph L, Padian N. PMID: 32035560.
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    4. ECHO: context and limitations. Lancet. 2020 02 08; 395(10222):e25-e26. Jewell BL, Smith JA, Padian NS, van de Wijgert JHHM, Gollub EL, Jones HE, Ralph LJ, Hallett TB. PMID: 32035561.
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    5. Physical Health of Women After Seeking Abortion Services. Ann Intern Med. 2020 01 21; 172(2):164-165. Ralph LJ, Schwarz EB, Grossman D, Foster DG. PMID: 31958829.
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    6. Pregnancy preferences and contraceptive use among US women. Contraception. 2020 02; 101(2):79-85. Samari G, Foster DG, Ralph LJ, Rocca CH. PMID: 31805265.
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    7. A Prospective Cohort Study of the Effect of Receiving versus Being Denied an Abortion on Educational Attainment. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Nov - Dec; 29(6):455-464. Ralph LJ, Mauldon J, Biggs MA, Foster DG. PMID: 31708341.
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    8. Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2019 08 20; 171(4):238-247. Ralph LJ, Schwarz EB, Grossman D, Foster DG. PMID: 31181576.
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    9. Hormonal Contraceptives and the Acquisition of Sexually Transmitted Infections: An Updated Systematic Review. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 05; 46(5):290-296. McCarthy KJ, Gollub EL, Ralph L, van de Wijgert J, Jones HE. PMID: 30628946.
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    10. Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Prospective Pregnancy Preferences: The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale. Med Care. 2019 02; 57(2):152-158. Rocca CH, Ralph LJ, Wilson M, Gould H, Foster DG. PMID: 30550399.
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    11. The Need for Policy Change Regarding Progestin-Only Injectable Contraceptives. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 09; 28(9):1180-1184. Gollub EL, Jones HE, Ralph LJ, van de Wijgert JHHM, Padian N, Stein Z. PMID: 30576259.
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    12. Unintended pregnancy and subsequent postpartum long-acting reversible contraceptive use in Zimbabwe. BMC Womens Health. 2018 11 26; 18(1):193. Nance N, Ralph L, Padian N, Cowan F, Buzdugan R, Mushavi A, Mahomva A, McCoy SI. PMID: 30477497.
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    13. Support for and interest in alternative models of medication abortion provision among a national probability sample of U.S. women. Contraception. 2019 02; 99(2):118-124. Biggs MA, Ralph L, Raifman S, Foster DG, Grossman D. PMID: 30448203.
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    14. Interest in and support for alternative models of medication abortion provision according to a U.S. national probability sample. Contraception. 2018 Oct 1; 98(4):344. MA Biggs, L Ralph, S Raifman, D Foster, D Grossman. .
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    15. Pregnancy preferences and contraceptive use among U.S. women: new insights using a validated prospective instrument. Contraception. 2018 Oct 1; 98(4):355. G Samari, D Foster, L Ralph, C Rocca. .
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    16. Lifetime prevalence of self-induced abortion among a nationally representative sample of U.S. women. Contraception. 2018 May 1; 97(5):460. D Grossman, L Ralph, S Raifman, U Upadhyay, C Gerdts, A Biggs, DG Foster. .
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    17. Socioeconomic Outcomes of Women Who Receive and Women Who Are Denied Wanted Abortions in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2018 03; 108(3):407-413. Foster DG, Biggs MA, Ralph L, Gerdts C, Roberts S, Glymour MM. PMID: 29345993.
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    18. The Impact of a Parental Notification Requirement on Illinois Minors' Access to and Decision-Making Around Abortion. J Adolesc Health. 2018 03; 62(3):281-287. Ralph LJ, King E, Belusa E, Foster DG, Brindis CD, Biggs MA. PMID: 29248391.
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    19. Do 72-Hour Waiting Periods and Two-Visit Requirements for Abortion Affect Women's Certainty? A Prospective Cohort Study. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):400-406. Roberts SCM, Belusa E, Turok DK, Combellick S, Ralph L. PMID: 28391971.
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    20. Adoption Decision Making among Women Seeking Abortion. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Mar - Apr; 27(2):136-144. Sisson G, Ralph L, Gould H, Foster DG. PMID: 28153742.
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    21. Measuring decisional certainty among women seeking abortion. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):269-278. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Kimport K, Turok D, Roberts SCM. PMID: 27745910.
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    22. Operationalizing pregnancy preferences: development of a new instrument to measure strength of desire to avoid pregnancy. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):423. C Rocca, H Gould, R Barar, L Ralph, B Rowlan, D Foster. .
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    23. Adoption decision making after being denied a wanted abortion. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):400. G Sisson, H Gould, L Ralph, D Foster. .
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    24. Which women are missed by primary health-care based interventions for alcohol and drug use? Addict Behav. 2016 Apr; 55:32-7. Roberts SC, Ralph LJ, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG. PMID: 26774493.
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    25. Hormonal contraceptive use and women's risk of HIV acquisition: priorities emerging from recent data. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Dec; 27(6):487-95. Ralph LJ, Gollub EL, Jones HE. PMID: 26536211.
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    26. Evaluating the psychometric properties of two decisional conflict scales among women seeking abortion in Utah. Contraception. 2015 Oct 1; 92(4):368-369. L. Ralph, D. Greene Foster, D.K. Turok, S. Roberts. .
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    27. Hormonal contraceptive use and women's risk of HIV acquisition: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Feb; 15(2):181-9. Ralph LJ, McCoy SI, Shiu K, Padian NS. PMID: 25578825.
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    28. Are hormonal contraceptive users more likely to misreport unprotected sex? Evidence from a biomarker validation study in Zimbabwe. AIDS Behav. 2014 Dec; 18(12):2259-64. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Padian NS, Minnis AM. PMID: 24619603.
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    29. Unmet need for family planning, contraceptive failure, and unintended pregnancy among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women in Zimbabwe. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105320. McCoy SI, Buzdugan R, Ralph LJ, Mushavi A, Mahomva A, Hakobyan A, Watadzaushe C, Dirawo J, Cowan FM, Padian NS. PMID: 25144229.
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    30. Food insecurity, socioeconomic status, and HIV-related risk behavior among women in farming households in Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jul; 18(7):1224-36. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Njau PF, Msolla MM, Padian NS. PMID: 24097335.
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    31. Research on hormonal contraception and HIV - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2014 Jan 25; 383(9914):305-6. Ralph L, McCoy S, Hallett T, Padian N. PMID: 24461119.
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    32. The role of parents and partners in minors' decisions to have an abortion and anticipated coping after abortion. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Apr; 54(4):428-34. Ralph L, Gould H, Baker A, Foster DG. PMID: 24332398.
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    33. Next steps for research on hormonal contraception and HIV. Lancet. 2013 Nov 02; 382(9903):1467-9. Ralph LJ, McCoy SI, Hallett T, Padian N. PMID: 23810224.
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    34. Limited socioeconomic opportunities and Latina teen childbearing: a qualitative study of family and structural factors affecting future expectations. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Apr; 15(2):334-40. Minnis AM, Marchi K, Ralph L, Biggs MA, Combellick S, Arons A, Brindis CD, Braveman P. PMID: 22678305.
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    35. Alcohol production as an adaptive livelihood strategy for women farmers in Tanzania and its potential for unintended consequences on women's reproductive health. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59343. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Wilson W, Padian NS. PMID: 23527167.
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    36. Critical junctures: assuring healthy outcomes for adolescents in the new millennium. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Dec; 22(3):341-66, ix. Brindis CD, Ralph LJ. PMID: 22423455.
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    37. Latina adolescents' perceptions of their male partners' influences on childbearing: findings from a qualitative study in California. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Sep; 13(8):873-86. Schwartz SL, Brindis CD, Ralph LJ, Biggs MA. PMID: 21707264.
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    38. Finding Teens in TheirSpace: Using Social Networking Sites to Connect Youth to Sexual Health Services. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 2011 Mar 1; 8(1):38-49. Lauren J. Ralph, Nancy F. Berglas, Sarah L. Schwartz, Claire D. Brindis. .
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    39. Access to reproductive healthcare for adolescents: establishing healthy behaviors at a critical juncture in the lifecourse. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 22(5):369-74. Ralph LJ, Brindis CD. PMID: 20733485.
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    40. Factors Associated With Delayed Childbearing: From the Voices of Expectant Latina Adults and Teens in California. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2010 Feb 1; 32(1):77-103. M. Antonia Biggs, Lauren Ralph, Alexandra M. Minnis, Abigail Arons, Kristen S. Marchi, Jocelyn A. Lehrer, Paula A. Braveman, Claire D. Brindis. .
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    41. Family planning and life planning reproductive intentions among individuals seeking reproductive health care. Womens Health Issues. 2008 Sep-Oct; 18(5):351-9. Foster DG, Biggs MA, Ralph LJ, Arons A, Brindis CD. PMID: 18485738.
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    42. Trends in knowledge of emergency contraception among women in California, 1999-2004. Womens Health Issues. 2007 Jan-Feb; 17(1):22-8. Foster DG, Ralph LJ, Arons A, Brindis CD, Harper CC. PMID: 17321944.
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    43. Mandating parental involvement in adolescents' abortion: implications of a short-sighted policy. Contraception. 2006 Feb; 73(2):211-3. Ralph L, Brindis C, Shields WC. PMID: 16413852.
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