Conferences and talks

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Conference organising, presentations and posters

2022

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. “The Effect of Birth Intention Status on Infant Mortality: A Fixed Effects Analysis of 60 countries”. IUSSP Abortion Research panel workshop on Unintended Pregnancy and Key Outcomes – abortion and unplanned births, Madeira, Portugal, July 2022.

Williams, Eunice, Heini Väisänen and Sabu Padmadas. “Women’s Economic Empowerment and Children’s School Outcomes: The Case of Malawi”. Poster in European Population Conference, Groningen, June 2022.

Leone, Tiziana, Heini Väisänen, and Firman Witolear. “Cumulative Reproductive Life Histories and Grip Strength in Indonesia: 1993-2014”. Poster in European Population Conference, Groningen, June 2022.

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. Contextual influences in Fertility and Family Planning: session organiser. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2022.

2021

Väisänen, Heini. When a pregnancy does not end in a live birth: quantifying the untold stories of sexual and reproductive health. British Society for Population Research Annual Conference, Invited Early Career Plenary, online, September 2021.

Väisänen, Heini – Co-organiser of “Beyond the binary variable: Feminist quantitative analyses of gendered inequalities“, FemQuant 2021 conference, online, September 2021.

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. The Effect of Birth Intention Status on Maternal and Child Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A Fixed Effects Analysis.

Väisänen, Heini, Hanna Remes and Pekka Martikainen. Is Healthy Immigrant a Wealthy Immigrant? Migrant Women’s Reproductive Health in Finland, 2007–2017.

Leone, Tiziana, Heini Väisänen, and Firman Witolear. “Accumulative reproductive life histories and grip strength in Indonesia: 1993-2014”. Asian Population Conference, online, August 2021.

2020

Väisänen, Heini and Katherine Keenan. ‘The association between socioeconomic status and the risk of miscarriage among two cohorts of British women.’

Leone, Tiziana, Heini Väisänen, and Firman Witolear. ‘Accumulative reproductive life histories and grip strength in Indonesia: 1993-2014.’ British Society for Population Research Annual Conference, online, September 2020. (See abstract here (PDF))

Owolabi, Onikepe, Akanni Akinyemi, Amanda Berry, Temitope Erinfolami, Adesegun Fatusi, Heini Väisänen, Akinrinola Bankole, and Melissa Stillman. ‘Where Do They Go? What Do They Get? Exploring the Relationship Between the Characteristics of Women Who Have Abortion, the Kinds of Drug Vendors They Obtain Medical Abortion Pills From and the Quality of Care They Receive in Lagos State, Nigeria‘. Population Association of America Virtual Meeting, 23 April 2020.

2019

Väisänen, Heini. A life course perspective to fertility and women’s health (PDF). University of Exeter Q-estival, September 2019. Invited plenary.

Väisänen, Heini, Ann Moore, Onikepe Owolabi, Melissa Stillman, Adesegun Fatusi and Akanni Akinyemi. Understanding misoprostol use and health literacy among women obtaining medication abortions in Lagos (PDF). BSPS annual meeting, Cardiff, UK, September 2019.

Väisänen, Heini. Strand Organiser: Fertility and Reproductive Health, BSPS annual meeting, Cardiff, UK, September 2019.

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. Contemporary Patterns of Unintended Pregnancy Resolution in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, US, April 2019.

Väisänen, Heini and Jason Hilton. Indirect Estimation of Induced Abortion and Its Determinants in Sub-Saharan Africa. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, US, April 2019.

2018

Väisänen, Heini and Jason Hilton. Indirect estimation of induced abortion and its determinants in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Seminar on Incidence and Safety of Abortion: New Evidence and Improvements in Measurement, Scientific Panel on Abortion Research of the IUSSP, Watamu, Kenya, December 2018.

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. Contemporary patterns of unintended pregnancy resolution in low- and middle-income countries. British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Winchester, UK, September 2018.

Strand organiser of the Feminist Quantitative Science theme. British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Winchester, UK, September 2018.

2017

International Population Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2017:

Väisänen, Heini and Ewa Batyra. Contemporary patterns of unintended pregnancy resolution in low- and middle-income countries. Feminist approaches to quantitative social science conference, London, UK, September 2017.

Väisänen, Heini, Päivikki Koponen, Mika Gissler and Osmo Kontula. Contraceptive use among migrant women with a history of induced abortions in Finland. British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Liverpool, UK, September 2017.

Leone, Tiziana and Heini Väisänen. Women’s fertility histories and pathways to allostatic load in postreproductive age: analysis of the Indonesian Family Longitudinal Survey. British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Liverpool, UK, September 2017.

Väisänen, Heini. “Timing of abortions, births and relationship transitions in Finland.”, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, US, April 2017.

2016

Grundy, Emily, Sanna Read and Heini Väisänen. “Childhood circumstances, adult family life courses and depression among older parents in England.” The British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Winchester, UK, September 2016.

Väisänen, Heini. “Timing of abortions, births and relationship transitions in Finland.” The British Society for Population Studies annual meeting, Winchester, UK, September 2016.

Väisänen, Heini. “Do adolescent births and abortions mediate the pathway from parents’ to own socioeconomic position?” in European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, September 2016.

Väisänen, Heini. “Timing of abortions, births and relationship transitions in Finland.” Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2016.

2015

Väisänen, Heini. Discussant of session “Barriers to Contraceptive Use and Enhancing Commodity Security” in African Population Conference (UAPS 2015) in Pretoria, South Africa, December 2015.

Väisänen, Heini. “Does teenage pregnancy affect social mobility? Decomposition using the KHB-method” British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference in Leeds, UK, September 2015.

Väisänen, Heini and Rachel K. Jones. “Using Panel Data to Examine Pregnancy Attitudes over Time” Population Association of America Annual Meeting in San Diego, US, May 2015.

Väisänen, Heini. “The Educational Gradient in the Occurrence of Repeat Abortion in Finland in 1975-2010”. Poster in:

    • Population Association of America Annual Meeting in San Diego, US, May 2015
    • British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference in Leeds, UK, September 2015 (BSPS abstract here).

2014

Väisänen, Heini. “The association between education and induced abortion in Finland: a cohort perspective.” British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference in Winchester, UK, September 2014. (Download the poster here.)

Väisänen, Heini. “The Association between the Timing of Abortions and Births and Socioeconomic Position Later in Life in Finland.” IUSSP international seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion in Nanyuki, Kenya, June 2014

Väisänen, Heini. “Comparison of Cohort Abortion among Those Aged 20 and over in Finland.” Poster in Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Boston, US, May 2014

2013

Väisänen, Heini. “Social inequalities of adolescent fertility outcomes: Teenage childbearing and abortion trends of three birth cohorts in Finland.” British Society for Population Studies annual conference in Swansea, UK, September 2013

Väisänen, Heini. “Use of Register Data in Fertility Studies: Determinants of Abortion among Three Birth Cohorts in Finland.” PopFest in Southampton, UK, July 2013