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Lauren Ralph, MPH, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone510-986-8933
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    1. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Rocca CH. Comparing Prospective and Retrospective Reports of Pregnancy Intention in a Longitudinal Cohort of U.S. Women. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2020 Mar 18. PMID: 32189427.
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    2. McCarthy MA, Upadhyay U, Ralph L, Biggs MA, Foster DG. The effect of receiving versus being denied an abortion on making and achieving aspirational 5-year life plans. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32098771.
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    3. Gollub EL, Stein Z, van de Wijgert JHHM, Jones H, Ralph L, Padian N. ECHO: context and limitations. Lancet. 2020 02 08; 395(10222):e24. PMID: 32035560.
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    4. Jewell BL, Smith JA, Padian NS, van de Wijgert JHHM, Gollub EL, Jones HE, Ralph LJ, Hallett TB. ECHO: context and limitations. Lancet. 2020 02 08; 395(10222):e25-e26. PMID: 32035561.
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    5. Ralph LJ, Schwarz EB, Grossman D, Foster DG. Physical Health of Women After Seeking Abortion Services. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jan 21; 172(2):164-165. PMID: 31958829.
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    6. Samari G, Foster DG, Ralph LJ, Rocca CH. Pregnancy preferences and contraceptive use among US women. Contraception. 2020 Feb; 101(2):79-85. PMID: 31805265.
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    7. Ralph LJ, Mauldon J, Biggs MA, Foster DG. 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. PMID: 31708341.
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    8. Ralph LJ, Schwarz EB, Grossman D, Foster DG. Self-reported Physical Health of Women Who Did and Did Not Terminate Pregnancy After Seeking Abortion Services: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31181576.
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    9. McCarthy KJ, Gollub EL, Ralph L, van de Wijgert J, Jones HE. Hormonal Contraceptives and the Acquisition of Sexually Transmitted Infections: An Updated Systematic Review. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 05; 46(5):290-296. PMID: 30628946.
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    10. Rocca CH, Ralph LJ, Wilson M, Gould H, Foster DG. Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Prospective Pregnancy Preferences: The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale. Med Care. 2019 02; 57(2):152-158. PMID: 30550399.
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    11. Gollub EL, Jones HE, Ralph LJ, van de Wijgert JHHM, Padian N, Stein Z. The Need for Policy Change Regarding Progestin-Only Injectable Contraceptives. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Sep; 28(9):1180-1184. PMID: 30576259.
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    12. Nance N, Ralph L, Padian N, Cowan F, Buzdugan R, Mushavi A, Mahomva A, McCoy SI. Unintended pregnancy and subsequent postpartum long-acting reversible contraceptive use in Zimbabwe. BMC Womens Health. 2018 11 26; 18(1):193. PMID: 30477497.
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    13. Biggs MA, Ralph L, Raifman S, Foster DG, Grossman D. 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. PMID: 30448203.
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    14. MA Biggs, L Ralph, S Raifman, D Foster, D Grossman. 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.
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    15. G Samari, D Foster, L Ralph, C Rocca. Pregnancy preferences and contraceptive use among U.S. women: new insights using a validated prospective instrument. Contraception. 2018 Oct 1; 98(4):355.
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    16. D Grossman, L Ralph, S Raifman, U Upadhyay, C Gerdts, A Biggs, DG Foster. Lifetime prevalence of self-induced abortion among a nationally representative sample of U.S. women. Contraception. 2018 May 1; 97(5):460.
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    17. Foster DG, Biggs MA, Ralph L, Gerdts C, Roberts S, Glymour MM. 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. PMID: 29345993.
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    18. Ralph LJ, King E, Belusa E, Foster DG, Brindis CD, Biggs MA. 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. PMID: 29248391.
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    19. Roberts SCM, Belusa E, Turok DK, Combellick S, Ralph L. 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. PMID: 28391971.
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    20. Sisson G, Ralph L, Gould H, Foster DG. Adoption Decision Making among Women Seeking Abortion. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Mar - Apr; 27(2):136-144. PMID: 28153742.
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    21. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Kimport K, Turok D, Roberts SCM. Measuring decisional certainty among women seeking abortion. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):269-278. PMID: 27745910.
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    22. G Sisson, H Gould, L Ralph, D Foster. Adoption decision making after being denied a wanted abortion. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):400.
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    23. C Rocca, H Gould, R Barar, L Ralph, B Rowlan, D Foster. Operationalizing pregnancy preferences: development of a new instrument to measure strength of desire to avoid pregnancy. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):423.
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    24. Roberts SC, Ralph LJ, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG. Which women are missed by primary health-care based interventions for alcohol and drug use? Addict Behav. 2016 Apr; 55:32-7. PMID: 26774493.
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    25. Ralph LJ, Gollub EL, Jones HE. 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. PMID: 26536211.
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    26. L. Ralph, D. Greene Foster, D.K. Turok, S. Roberts. Evaluating the psychometric properties of two decisional conflict scales among women seeking abortion in Utah. Contraception. 2015 Oct 1; 92(4):368-369.
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    27. Ralph LJ, McCoy SI, Shiu K, Padian NS. 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. PMID: 25578825.
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    28. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Padian NS, Minnis AM. 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. PMID: 24619603.
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    29. McCoy SI, Buzdugan R, Ralph LJ, Mushavi A, Mahomva A, Hakobyan A, Watadzaushe C, Dirawo J, Cowan FM, Padian NS. 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. PMID: 25144229.
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    30. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Njau PF, Msolla MM, Padian NS. Food insecurity, socioeconomic status, and HIV-related risk behavior among women in farming households in Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jul; 18(7):1224-36. PMID: 24097335.
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    31. Ralph L, McCoy S, Hallett T, Padian N. Research on hormonal contraception and HIV - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2014 Jan 25; 383(9914):305-6. PMID: 24461119.
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    32. Ralph L, Gould H, Baker A, Foster DG. 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. PMID: 24332398.
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    33. Ralph LJ, McCoy SI, Hallett T, Padian N. Next steps for research on hormonal contraception and HIV. Lancet. 2013 Nov 02; 382(9903):1467-9. PMID: 23810224.
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    34. Minnis AM, Marchi K, Ralph L, Biggs MA, Combellick S, Arons A, Brindis CD, Braveman P. 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. PMID: 22678305.
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    35. McCoy SI, Ralph LJ, Wilson W, Padian NS. 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. PMID: 23527167.
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    36. Brindis CD, Ralph LJ. Critical junctures: assuring healthy outcomes for adolescents in the new millennium. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Dec; 22(3):341-66, ix. PMID: 22423455.
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    37. Schwartz SL, Brindis CD, Ralph LJ, Biggs MA. 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. PMID: 21707264.
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    38. Lauren J. Ralph, Nancy F. Berglas, Sarah L. Schwartz, Claire D. Brindis. 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.
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    39. Ralph LJ, Brindis CD. 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. PMID: 20733485.
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    40. M. Antonia Biggs, Lauren Ralph, Alexandra M. Minnis, Abigail Arons, Kristen S. Marchi, Jocelyn A. Lehrer, Paula A. Braveman, Claire D. Brindis. 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.
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    41. Foster DG, Biggs MA, Ralph LJ, Arons A, Brindis CD. Family planning and life planning reproductive intentions among individuals seeking reproductive health care. Womens Health Issues. 2008 Sep-Oct; 18(5):351-9. PMID: 18485738.
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    42. Foster DG, Ralph LJ, Arons A, Brindis CD, Harper CC. Trends in knowledge of emergency contraception among women in California, 1999-2004. Womens Health Issues. 2007 Jan-Feb; 17(1):22-8. PMID: 17321944.
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    43. Ralph L, Brindis C, Shields WC. Mandating parental involvement in adolescents' abortion: implications of a short-sighted policy. Contraception. 2006 Feb; 73(2):211-3. PMID: 16413852.
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