Dr. Jeffrey Edmeades

Dr. Jeffrey Edmeades is a senior social demographer at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role, Edmeades manages a variety of projects in which he provides technical assistance to partners, designs and conducts program evaluations and executes data analysis. His research primarily focuses on the interaction between the development process and demographic behavior, including fertility, contraceptive use and migration as well as household decision-making processes and the role gender norms play in shaping demographic outcomes.


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Commentary Contraception

Why Are Women Worldwide Not Using Contraceptives—Even Though They Don’t Want a Pregnancy?

Significant numbers of women worldwide don't use birth control due to fears of side effects, negative beliefs about contraception, and because they don't think they need it at the time. The reproductive health community must take their concerns seriously—as well as methods that rely on people knowing their own fertility.

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