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Slides for a workshop presented at Population Association of America meeting, Dallas, April 17, 2010.


The NSFB research team presented the National Survey of Fertility Barriers (NSFB) Data Users’ Workshop at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, on April 17, 2010. This workshop provided an opportunity to explore wave 1 of the nationally representative NSFB public-use dataset and to learn how the data can be used to answer various research questions related to (sub, in)fecundity, fecundity intentions and pathways, fertility outcomes, and the psychosocial dynamics that operate between fecundity and fertility. Why did we do a population based, longitudinal, telephone study of fertility/infertility that includes partners? It was the most efficient way to answer compelling questions Greil’s (1997) critical review of past research on the social psychological impact of infertility showed the need for new data.