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Heather McCauley '06

Heather McCauley '06 is a co-author of a newly published study examining how partner violence affects women's reproductive health.

The study, titled "Pregnancy coercion, intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy," was published in the January issue of the journal Contraception. Conducted between August 2008 and March 2009 at five reproductive health clinics in Northern California, the study involved approximately 1,300 English- and Spanish-speaking 16- to 29-year-old women who agreed to respond to a computerized survey about their experiences with relationships and pregnancy.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Pubic Health; McCauley is a researcher at Harvard.

A sociology major at St. Lawrence, McCauley earned a master's degree from Harvard in 2008. She was a member of the sociology honor society, studied in the University's program in Denmark and was a member of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority.

Posted: February 4, 2010


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