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Aiken's research focuses on reproductive health, drawing on perspectives from across multiple disciplines. She is trained in clinical medicine, public health, demography, and public affairs. Her current research projects include examining women's experiences obtaining safe abortion in contexts where access is restricted and evaluating programs and policies affecting access to contraception.
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Examines the impact of Ireland's restrictive abortion laws on women's options for accessing abortion, their decision-making regarding which pathway to follow, and their experiences with their chosen approach.
Assess self-reported outcomes and adverse events after self-sourced medical abortion through online telemedicine.
Provides the first evidence that unmet demand for abortion in Latin America was exacerbated in the wake of the Zika virus pandemic. Findings highlight the problems with advising women to avoid pregnancy but providing them with no feasible means of doing so.