Dr. Diana Greene Foster
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Diana Greene Foster is a demographer who studies the effectiveness of family planning policies and the effect of unwanted pregnancy on women’s lives. She is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She led the Turnaway Study, a nationwide longitudinal prospective study of the health and well-being of women in the United States who seek abortion, including both women who do and do not receive the abortion. She is currently collaborating with scientists on a National Institutes of Health-funded Turnaway Study in Nepal. She is the author of the 2020 book, The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women and the Consequences of Having – or Being Denied – an Abortion.