James T. Trussell

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James Trussell "is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, primarily in the areas of reproductive health and demographic methodology. His recent research has been focused in three areas: emergency contraception, contraceptive failure, and the cost-effectiveness of contraception. He has actively promoted making emergency contraception more widely available as an important step in helping women reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy; in addition to his research on this topic, he maintains an emergency contraception website (not-2-late.com) and designed and launched a toll-free emergency contraception hotline (1-888-NOT-2-LATE). Dr. Trussell received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Davidson College in 1971, a B.Phil. in economics from Oxford University in 1973, and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1975. He is a senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute and a member of the board of directors of the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, The Guttmacher Institute, the Society of Family Planning, and a member of the National Medical Committee of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. He serves on the editorial advisory committees of Contraception and Contraceptive Technology Update." [1]

"Other Professional Activities Past and Present: Member, Board of Directors, Population Association of America, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, the NARAL Foundation, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Member, Technical advisory committee of Family Health International, and a member of the editorial advisory committees of several journals." [2]

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  1. James Trussell, Princeton University, accessed April 15, 2008.
  2. IUSSP Council 2002 - 2005, IUSSP, accessed April 15, 2008.