University of Applied Sciences Fulda
Within its sub-project, the University of Applied Sciences Fulda investigates the medical care provision in relation to abortion. Thereby, structural aspects of care provision are just as important as the regional distribution of care provision, the methods used, or the pre- and post-abortion care services. The reasons for differences in care are also examined. Patterns of interrelatedness of influencing factors, such as attitudes towards unwanted pregnancies and abortions, and health care services will be analyzed. For this purpose, structural data will be collected and evaluated on the one hand, and physicians will be interviewed on the other hand. In addition, care provision will be surveyed from the perspective of women who decide to have an abortion.
Prof. Dr. Daphne Hahn, Professor of Health Sciences and Empirical Social Research, Director of the PhD Center Public Health. Main research interests: Sociological and public health perspectives on health and health inequalities, women's and gender studies, quantitative and qualitative methods of social research (mixed methods, participatory approaches), sexual and reproductive health and rights, biopolitics.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Busch
Ulrike Busch, Prof. Dr. phil., was a professor of family planning at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in research and teaching until 2018. Thematic focus of her work was and is, among others, sociological aspects of family planning, unwanted pregnancy and abortion, counseling in the context of pregnancy and abortion, confidential birth and teenage pregnancy. She facilitate the ELSA project as an advisor and networker.
Dr. Sarah Eckardt
Dr. phil. Sarah Eckardt, graduate sociologist, has been working in research at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda since 2021. Thematic foci of her work are sociology of birth, reproductive health and qualitative social research.
Renzo Galarza (B. Sc.)
Renzo Galarza, B. Sc. Computer and Systems Engineering, has been working as a student assistant and currently works as a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda since November 2020. He is responsible for the website development and IT-related tasks within the research project.
Lita Herzig (M. Sc.)
Lita Herzig, M. Sc. Public Health, returned to University of Applied Sciences Fulda in 2008 after a longer interruption. Her research interests in women's health have so far been related to sexualized violence and domestic violence, as well as teaching in the midwifery program on health promotion for women and families.
Dr. med. Ines Thonke (M. Sc.)
Dr. Ines Thonke, M. Sc. Public Health is a physician and has been working on a range of topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights for many years. She is particularly interested in evidence-based quality and care standards and social inequalities in health.
Rona Torenz (M. A., M. A.)
Rona Torenz, Magistra Gender Studies/Philosophy, M.A. Applied Sexology, joined Fulda University in 2020. Her focus is on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and feminist theories of autonomy, power, and female subjectification.
Heike Vollmer (M. Sc.)
Heike Vollmer, M. Sc. Public Health, has been working in research and teaching at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda since 2017. The thematic focus of her work is social inequality of health opportunities, participatory research, sexual and reproductive health, and geriatric health.
Dr. med. dent. Anke Wyrobisch-Krüger (M. Sc.)
Dr. Anke Wyrobisch-Krüger, M.Sc. Public Health, has been working in research at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda since 2020. Her focus is on (dental) medicine, health research and health promotion, especially women's health research.
Verena Mörath (M.A.)
Verena Mörath, M.A. of Ethnology, Latin American Studies and Publicist, Diploma in Cultural and Media Studies. Freelance writer and social scientist for over 30 years, focusing on social issues, care, migration and flight. Has been working on sexual and reproductive rights and health since 2007. She currently works as a research associate at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Maria Schneider (B. Sc.)
Maria Schneider, midwife and B.Sc. midwifery, is studying the Master of Public Health at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda since October 2020. Her research interests are sexual and reproductive health.
Since 2018, Sabrina Kruse has been a Bachelor student at Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Health Promotion B. Sc.
Francine Molnár is a 2019 Bachelor student in the B. Sc. International Health Sciences at Fulda University of Applied Sciences with a focus on health promotion. Her main areas of interest are reproductive and sexual health, especially pregnancy and menstruation, and health equity.