Ulla M Larsen

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary and secondary infertility in sub-Saharan Africa
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 29:285-91. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Does female circumcision affect infertility and fertility? A study of the central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, and Tanzania
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Demography 37:313-21. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Female circumcision and obstetric complications
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 77:255-65. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Infertility in northern Tanzania
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 90:80-1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Infertility in central Africa
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 8:354-67. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Women's empowerment and fertility decline among the Pare of Kilimanjaro region, Northern Tanzania
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1099-115. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Research on infertility: which definition should we use?
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Fertil Steril 83:846-52. 2005
  8. pmc Alcohol abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections in women in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania
    Musie Ghebremichael
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:102-7. 2009
  9. pmc Association of age at first sex with HIV-1, HSV-2, and other sexual transmitted infections among women in northern Tanzania
    Musie Ghebremichael
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:570-6. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Investigating access to reproductive health services using GIS: proximity to services and the use of modern contraceptives in Malawi
    Nathan J Heard
    The Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 8:164-79. 2004

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary and secondary infertility in sub-Saharan Africa
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 29:285-91. 2000
    ..No previous study has provided national estimates of the prevalence of primary and secondary infertility in sizeable areas of sub-Saharan Africa...
  2. ncbi request reprint Does female circumcision affect infertility and fertility? A study of the central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, and Tanzania
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Demography 37:313-21. 2000
    ..Thus we find evidence suggesting that the practice of female circumcision does not have a statistically discernible effect on women's ability to reproduce...
  3. ncbi request reprint Female circumcision and obstetric complications
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 77:255-65. 2002
    ..To examine whether complications at delivery are associated with female circumcision...
  4. ncbi request reprint Infertility in northern Tanzania
    U Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 90:80-1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Infertility in central Africa
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 8:354-67. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and risk factors of primary and secondary infertility in the four Central African countries of Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic and Gabon...
  6. ncbi request reprint Women's empowerment and fertility decline among the Pare of Kilimanjaro region, Northern Tanzania
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1099-115. 2003
    ..This pattern was evident during the 1980s, it is stronger in the 1990s. The factors associated with this phenomenon are those related to the status of women, particularly, free partner choice, women's education and wealth of the family...
  7. ncbi request reprint Research on infertility: which definition should we use?
    Ulla Larsen
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Fertil Steril 83:846-52. 2005
    ..This study assessed whether the definition makes a difference for estimates of the prevalence and sociodemographic differentials of infertility and whether one definition would be applicable in both research and clinical practice...
  8. pmc Alcohol abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections in women in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania
    Musie Ghebremichael
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:102-7. 2009
    ..To assess the covariates of alcohol abuse and the association between alcohol abuse, high-risk sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  9. pmc Association of age at first sex with HIV-1, HSV-2, and other sexual transmitted infections among women in northern Tanzania
    Musie Ghebremichael
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:570-6. 2009
    ..To examine the association between age at first sex and the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV-1 and HSV-2, in women in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania...
  10. ncbi request reprint Investigating access to reproductive health services using GIS: proximity to services and the use of modern contraceptives in Malawi
    Nathan J Heard
    The Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 8:164-79. 2004
    ..In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, after controlling for background variables traditionally associated with use of modern contraception, access could not be shown to explain use of modern contraception in Malawi...
  11. ncbi request reprint Physical well-being and school enrollment: a comparison of adopted and biological children in one-child families in China
    Jihong Liu
    Oregon Office of Family Health, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370, Portland, OR 97232, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:609-23. 2004
    ..These results suggest that adopted children were as healthy and well-fed as biological children, but adopted children aged 7-14 years were less likely to be enrolled in school than biological children...
  12. ncbi request reprint Household utilization and expenditure on private and public health services in Vietnam
    Nguyen Thi Hong Ha
    The Population Council, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Health Policy Plan 17:61-70. 2002
    ..Health system policies should mobilize positive private sector contributions to health system goals where possible and reduce the negative effects of private provision development...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of primary infertility in China: in-depth analysis of infertility differentials in three minority province/autonomous regions
    Jihong Liu
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 37:55-74. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint A Community-based study of risk factors for Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women and their male partners in Moshi urban district, northern Tanzania
    Elissa V Klinger
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Population and International Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:712-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine predictors of Trichomonas vaginalis among women and their partners in Moshi, Tanzania...
  15. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 infection and fertility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Gilda Sedgh
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 10:41-52. 2006
    ..We conclude that HIV-1 infected women had higher pregnancy rates than uninfected women. This association disappeared when analyses were limited to women with advanced disease. Abstract word count: 150...
  16. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and maternal HIV-1 disease progression and mortality
    Gilda Sedgh
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS 18:1043-9. 2004
    ..To examine the association between breastfeeding and disease progression among HIV-infected women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
  17. ncbi request reprint Extramarital sex among Nigerian men: polygyny and other risk factors
    Tisha M Mitsunaga
    AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:478-88. 2005
    ..Given the heterogeneity within Nigeria, further in-depth studies should be undertaken to explore the relation between number of wives, peri- and postpartum abstinence, and extramarital sex within specific communities...
  18. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 disease progression and fertility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Gilda Sedgh
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:439-45. 2005
    ..To examine the association of HIV-1 disease progression with pregnancy and live birth incidence in a cohort of HIV-1-positive women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and to identify other determinants of fertility in this population...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effects of type of female circumcision on infertility and fertility in Sudan
    Ulla Larsen
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 34:363-77. 2002
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  20. ncbi request reprint Client satisfaction with abortion care in three Russian cities
    Elizabeth Oliveras
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 37:585-601. 2005
    ..55, CI=1.64, 7.69). This suggests that improving the information provided to clients, through training providers and other staff, is important in these settings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for complications of induced abortions in Nigeria
    Tisha M Mitsunaga
    MEASURE Evaluation JSI, Arlington, Virginia, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:515-28. 2005
    ..The prevalence and risk factors for unsafe abortions and their complications are not well defined...

Research Grants5

  1. A Community Study of Infertility in Northern Tanzania
    Ulla Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A basic protocol for the recommended treatment of infertility will be developed. 6. To analyze the social implications of infertility. 7. To assess the demographic implications of infertility. ..