Carole Joffe, PhD, is a professor at ANSIRH and a professor of sociology emerita at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the social dimensions of reproductive health, with a particular interest in abortion provision.
In January 2010, Dr. Joffe’s book, Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients and the Rest of Us, was published by Beacon Press. She is also the author of Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and after Roe v. Wade (Beacon Press) and The Regulation of Sexuality: Experiences of Family Planning Workers (Temple University Press 1986). Besides writing for an academic audience, she also writes frequently for the general public on the topics of reproductive health and reproductive politics.
In 2006, Dr. Joffe was awarded the Public Service Award by the Academic Senate of the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Joffe received her BA from Brandeis University and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
To contact Dr. Joffe: Email her or call 510-986-8938.
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