Leigh Senderowicz

Position title: Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Email: senderowicz@wisc.edu

Website: Dr. Senderowicz's CV

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Dr. Leigh Senderowicz

Dr. Leigh Senderowicz (she/her) is a public health researcher and feminist social demographer focusing on global sexual and reproductive health and rights, race, gender, and coloniality. Her mixed-methods research focuses on contraceptive autonomy, exploring the ways that new approaches to measurement and evaluation can promote person-centered care, health equity and reproductive freedom.



Recent publications:

Senderowicz L, Kolenda A.
“She told me no, that you cannot change”: Provider refusal to remove implants in an anonymized sub-Saharan African country Social Science and Medicine- Qualitative Research in Health(2022) DOI:10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100154  

Senderowicz L, Maloney N.
Supply-Side Versus Demand-Side Unmet Need: Implications for Family Planning Programs
Population and Development Review.(2022)  DOI:10.1111/padr.12478  

Tumlinson K, Britton L, Williams C, Wambua D, Onyango D, Senderowicz L.
Contraceptive method denial as downward contraceptive coercion: a mixed-methods mystery client study in Western Kenya
Contraception. (2022)  DOI:10.1016/j.contraception.2022.06.014  

Higgins J, Kramer R, Senderowicz L, Everett B, Turok D, Sanders J.  (2022)
Sex, Poverty, and Public Health: Connections between Economic Resources and Sexual Wellbeing
among 2,500 Reproductive Health Clients

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 1-4. (2022) DOI:10 1363/psrh.12189

Senderowicz L Pearson E, Hackett K, Huber-Krum S, Francis J, Ulenga N, Bärnighausen T.
“I haven’t heard much about other methods”: Quality of care and person-centeredness in a LARC-first Tanzanian family planning intervention
BMJ Global Health. 6:e005775 (2021)  DOI:10 1136/bmjgh-2021-005775 

Senderowicz L.
Contraceptive autonomy: Conceptions and measurement of a novel family planning indicator
Studies in Family Planning. 51(2):161-176 (2020) DOI:10 1111/sifp 12114 

Senderowicz L, Higgins J.
Reproductive autonomy is nonnegotiable, even in the time of COVID-19 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health  52(2) (2020) DOI:10 1363/psrh 12152      

Ouedraogo R, Senderowicz L, Ngbichi C.
“I wasn’t ready”: Abortion decision-making pathways in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  International Journal of Public Health. 65: 477-486 (2020) DOI:10 1007/s00038-020-01359-6 

Senderowicz L.
“I was obligated to accept”: A qualitative exploration of contraceptive coercion 
Social Science and Medicine. 239:112531 (2019) DOI:10 1016/j socscimed 2019 112531 

Senderowicz L, Sanhueza P, Langer A.
Education, place of residence and utilization of legal abortion services in Mexico City from 2013-2015 
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 44(2):43-50 (2018) DOI:10 1363/44e6318