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RIPS FACULTY MAKE PRESENTATIONS AT THE 2019 PAA ANNUAL MEETING

Eight faculty members and a student from the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) have made oral and poster presentations at the 2019 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting which took place from April 11-13, 2019 in Austin, Texas, USA.
RIPS Team at the PAA Meeting (1st to 7th from left) Drs. Adriana Biney, Mumuni Abu, Pearl Kyei, Delali Dovie, Faustina Frempong-Ainguah, Ayaga Bawah and Gertrude Eba Elleamoh (1st & 2nd from left) Prof. Samuel Codjoe and Dr. Naa Dodua Dodoo and Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost for College of Humanities

Below are details of oral and poster presentations made:

Session 27: Examining the Role of Population and Reproductive Health Policies and Practices

• Contraceptive Use and Method-Mix Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa • Ayaga A. Bawah , University of Ghana; Pearl S. Kyei, University of Ghana; Charles Asabere, University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies.

• The Fertility Impact of Achieving Universal Health Coverage in an Impoverished Rural Region of Northern Ghana • James F. Phillips , Columbia University; Elizabeth F. Jackson, Columbia University; Ayaga A. Bawah, University of Ghana; Patrick Asuming, University of Ghana.

Session 33: Education, Employment, and Sexual and Reproductive Behavior

• Does Financial Autonomy Imply Reproductive and Sexual Autonomy? Evidence From Urban Poor Women in Accra, Ghana • Naa Dodua Dodoo , University of Ghana; Donatus Yaw Atiglo; Adriana A. Biney, University of Ghana; Nurudeen Alhassan, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Maame Peterson, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Ghana; Francis Dodoo, Pennsylvania State University.

Session 106: Empirical Assessments of Linked Human-Ecological Adaptive Responses to Climate Change

• Drivers of Social Vulnerability to Flooding in an Urban Context: A Case Study of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area • Faustina Frempong-Ainguah , Regional Institute for Population Studies/University of Ghana; Mumuni Abu, University of Ghana; Benjamin Dovie.

Session 231: The Union Context of Childbearing

• “Cementing” Marriages through Childbearing in Subsequent Unions: Insights into Fertility Differentials among First-Time Married and Remarried Women in Ghana • Gertrude Elleamoh; Fidelia A. A. Dake , University of Ghana.

Poster Session 1: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, & Reproductive Health 1

• Couples’ Decision-making About Contraception in Ghana: What Do Different Contraception Classifications Suggest? • Adriana A. Biney , University of Ghana; Naa Dodua Dodoo, University of Ghana.

Poster Session 6: Health & Mortality & Aging

• Family Caregiving to the Elderly: Positive Experiences of Caregivers in Two Urban Poor Communities in Accra, Ghana • Frank Kyei-Arthur, Regional Institue for Population Studies, University of Ghana.; Samuel Codjoe , University of Ghana; Delali Badasu, Regional Institute for Population Studies; Deborah Atobrah, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

• Purchasing Access to Healthcare for Older People: An Assessment of the Old-Age Exemption Policy Under Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme • Fidelia A. A. Dake , University of Ghana.

Poster Session 7: Migration & Urbanization

• Household Headship, Vulnerability, and Migration in Deltas in Africa and Asia • Mumuni Abu, University of Ghana.

Poster Session 9: Marriage, Family, Households, & Unions; Gender, Race, & Ethnicity

• Examining Bridewealth Payment and Male-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Ghana •Charlotte Ofori, Regional Institute for Population Studies, Univeristy of Ghana and Pennsylvania State University; Francis Dodoo, Pennsylvania State University; Naa Dodua Dodoo, University of Ghana;Adriana A. Biney, University of Ghana.

Poster Session 10: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 2

• Providers’ Attitudes and Experiences With Referral for Legal Abortion in Light of Conscience-Based Objection to Abortion Care in Ghana • John Awoonor-Williams, Ghana Health Service; Peter Baffoe, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Mathias Aboba, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Philip Ayivor, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Harry Nartey, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Beth Felker, Global Doctors for Choice, New York; Dick Van der Tak, Global Doctors for Choice, New York; Adriana A. Biney , University of Ghana.

• Exploring Conscientious Objection to Abortion Among Health Providers in the Eastern and Volta Regions, Ghana • John Awoonor-Williams , Ghana Health Service; Peter Baffoe, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Mathias Aboba, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Philip Ayivor, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Harry Nartey, Global Doctors for Choice, Ghana; Beth Felker, Global Doctors for Choice, New York; Dick Van der Tak, Global Doctors for Choice, New York; Adriana A. Biney, University of Ghana