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PhD Candidate, Yale University

Jenna Healey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program for the History of Science and Medicine. Her research focuses on the history of reproductive technologies and fertility behavior, with a specific emphasis on the intersection between age and pregnancy. Jenna’s dissertation explores the connection between the twin trends of teenage pregnancy and delayed childbearing and their relation to broader changes in the American political and economic landscape in the late 20th century. In her work, Jenna is particularly interested in the connection between women’s marketplace participation and fertility behavior. For the 2014-15 academic year, she is a fellow at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Guelph, and a M.A. in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Toronto.


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    Phd candidate , Yale University