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Guide to the Judith A. Fortney Papers, 1967-2004

Summary

Judith A. Fortney is a public health scholar and researcher who received her PhD at Duke University and worked for Family Health International and the World Health Organization. This collection documents her professional activities.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11195
Title
Judith A. Fortney Papers
Date
1967-2004
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

The Judith A. Fortney papers document the professional activities of this pioneering women's health researcher. The materials in this collection include her writings and publications, project documentation, professional correspondence, subject files, photographs, and realia.

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Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1) Publications 2) Projects, Correspondence and Subject Files, and 3) Photographs and realia

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Contents of the Collection

Early papers, 1967-1971
Box 1
Publications #1-10, 1970-1977
Box 1
Publications #11-20, 1978-1983
Box 1
Publications: Women's Magazine contraception article, 1981
Box 1
Publications #21-30, 1983-1986
Box 1
Reproductive Age Mortality Surveys (RAMOS), 1984-1989
Box 1
Publications #31-40, 1986-1987
Box 1
Publications #41-50, 1987-1989
Box 1
Publications #51-60, 1989-1990
Box 1
Publications #61-70, 1990-1993
Box 2
Political Constraints on Contraceptive Development in the US, 1991
Box 2
Publications, 1971-1996
Box 2
Safe Motherhood at the District Hospital: Project Report, 1995
Box 2
FHI Publications - Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995
Box 2
FHI Publications - Reproductive Morbidity: A Conceptual Framework, 1995
Box 2
FHI Publications - The Base of the Iceberg, 1996
Box 2
Traditional Birth Attendants Bibliography, 1996
Box 2
In Her Lifetime: Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1996
Box 2
FHI Publications - Birth Kits: An Assessment, 1997
Box 3
FHI Publications - The Impact of TBA Training on the Health of Mothers and Newborns in Brong-Ahafo, Ghana, 1997
Box 3
Training of Traditional Birth Attendants: Issues & Controversies, 1997
Box 3
Publications #81-90, 1997-1998
Box 3
Publications, 2000-2004
Box 3
Typescripts of research papers, undated
Box 3
Writings by others: UN Indicators for Monitoring the Availability and Use of Obstetric Services: A Revised Handbook, undated
Box 5
Writings by others: WHO Maternal Health, Safe Motherhood Programme, undated
Box 5
Reviews of papers, 1998
Box 5
Reviews of papers: Review of paper for Maternal & Child Health Journal, 1998
Box 6
Reviews of RFP: Health Services Research and Interventions in Safe Motherhood in Rural Balochistan, Pakistan, 1998
Box 6
Reviews of papers, 1999
Box 6
Writings by others: National Maternal Care Guidelines Nepal, 1995
Box 5
Writings by others: International Planned Parenthood Federation Directory of Contraceptives, 1981
Box 5
Writings by others: WHO: Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000, 1981
Box 5
Correspondence and subject files: International fertility research program hospital abortion record form, undated
Box 5
Correspondence and subject files: UNC correspondence, 1998
Box 5
PATH, 1997-1999
Box 5
Correspondence and subject files: Mothercare material, 1992-1999
Box 5
Correspondence and subject files: misc. humorous material, 1981
Box 5
Projects: Effects of birth spacing on maternal mortality, 1993-1998
Box 4
Projects: Reproductive Morbidiy: A conceptual framework, 1995-1998
Box 4
Projects: Estimate of the MMR in 2 districts of the B-A region in Ghana, 1996-2000
Box 4
Projects: IUDs as longterm contraceptive methods, 1997-1999
Box 4
Projects: Role of frequent clinical contact in preventing FID, 1997-1999
Box 4
Projects: Maternal and neonatal health and nutrition program, 1998
Box 4
Correspondence and subject files: FHI correspondence and ephemera, 1995-1998
Box 4
Correspondence and subject files: FHI correspondence, 1999-2000
Box 4
Correspondence and subject files: Jamaican's women's health study, 1999
Box 4
Correspondence and subject files: Deborah Maine material, 1987-1995
Box 4
Cycle beads, undated
Box 7
2 photo albums documenting FHI work, 1980s
Box 7
Vaginal contraceptive film in box, 1993
Box 7
Magnum condoms in box, 1989
Box 7
Manual vacuum aspirator with cannulas, undated
Box 7
 

Historical Note

Judith A. Fortney has made significant contributions to research in the field of reproductive health, and has been actively involved in this research since 1974. She worked for Family Health International in North Carolina for 25 years where she was involved in research and writing surrounding maternal mortality and contraceptive epidemiology. She conducted the first RAMOS (Reproductive Age Mortality Survey) Study in Egypt and Indonesia in the early 1980s and has consulted for various U.N. agencies and NGOs. She also worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva where she developed strategies for their Safe Motherhood program, and was a long time member of the WHO contraceptive epidemiology committee and maternal mortality research committee. She has published widely in the field of reproductive health, including such topics as: contraceptive epidemiology, maternal mortality, and sexually transmitted infections.

She received a PhD in demography from Duke University, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics. She is an instructor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and an adjunct professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina.


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