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Trinitapoli, Jenny. An Epidemic of Uncertainty: Navigating HIV and Young Adulthood in Malawi. University of Chicago Press, 2023.



Fledderjohann, Jasmine. 2022. “Self-Reported Fertility Impairments and Help-Seeking Strategies Among Young Women in Malawi.” Global Public Health 17(9): 2139-2155.

Chamberlin, Stephanie, Synab Njerenga, Emily Smith-Greenway and Sara Yeatman. 2022. “Women’s Life Expectancies and Shifting Reports of Pregnancy Planning.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 26(8): 1719-1726.

Trinitapoli, Jenny, Abdallah Chilungo, Huimeng Zhao, Jimi Adams and Sara Yeatman. 2022. “Visualizing Young Men’s Fertility Desires: A View from Balaka, Malawi.” Socius 8: 1-3.

 Smith-Greenway, Emily, Sara Yeatman and Abdallah Chilungo. 2022. “Life After Loss: A Prospective Analysis of Mortality Exposure and Unintended Fertility.” Demography 59(2): 563-585.



Angelucci, Manuela and Daniel Bennett. 2021. “Adverse Selection in the Marriage Market: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi.” The Review of Economic Studies 88(5):2119-2148.

Yeatman, Sara and Emily Smith-Greenway. 2021. “Women’s Health Decline Following (Some) Unintended Births: A Prospective Study.” Demographic Research 45:547-576. 



Polis, Chelsea B., Ann M. Moore, Abdallah Chilungo and Sara Yeatman. 2020. “Perceived Infertility Among Young Adults in Balaka, Malawi.” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 46: 61-72.

Yeatman, Sara, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Sarah Garver. 2020. “The Enduring Case for Fertility Desires.” Demography 57(6): 2047-2056.

Billari, Francesco, Valentina Rotondi, and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2020. “Mobile Phones, Digital Inequality, and Fertility: Longitudinal Evidence from Malawi.” Demographic Research 42(37): 1057-1096.

Smith-Greenway, Emily and Sara Yeatman. 2020. “Maternal Cumulative Prevalence Measures of Child Mortality Show Heavy Burden in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(8): 4027-4033.

Conroy, Amy A., Allison Ruark and Judy Y. Tan. 2020. “Re-conceptualising Gender and Power Relations for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Contrasting Narratives of Tradition, Unity, and Rights.” Culture, Health & Sexuality 22(sup1): 48-64.


Garver, Sarah, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Sara Yeatman. 2019. “Changing Childbearing Norms During an Era of ART Expansion in Malawi, 2009 to 2015.” AIDS and Behavior 24(6): 1676-1686.

Oh, Jeong Hyun, Sara Yeatman, and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2019. “Data Collection as Disruption: Insights from a Longitudinal Study of Young Adulthood.” American Sociological Review 84(4): 634–63.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Sara Yeatman. 2019. “Unrealized Educational Expectations and Mental Health: Evidence from a Low-Income Country.” Social Forces 98(2): 1112-1142.

Gibby, Ashley Larsen and Nancy Luke. 2019. “Exploring Multiple Dimensions of Young Women’s Fertility Preferences in Malawi.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 23(11): 1508-1515.

Yeatman, Sara, Abdallah Chilungo, Sydney Lungu, Hazel Namadingo, and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2019. “Tsogolo la Thanzi: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adults Living in Malawi’s HIV Epidemic.” Studies in Family Planning 50(1): 71-84



Yeatman, Sara and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2018. “Birth Planning and Women’s and Men’s Health in Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 49(3): 213-235.

Yeatman, Sara, Stephanie Chamberlin, and Katherine Dovel. 2018. “Women’s (health) work. A population-based, cross-sectional study of gender differences in time spent seeking health care in Malawi.” PLOS One 13(12): e0209586.

Sennott, Christie and Sara Yeatman. 2018. “Conceptualizing Childbearing Ambivalence: A Social and Dynamic Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 80(4): 888-901.

Trinitapoli, Jenny and Sara Yeatman. 2018. “The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Context of Uncertainty.” Population and Development Review 44(1): 87-116.



Yeatman, Sara and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2017. “Awareness and Perceived Fairness of Option B+ in Malawi: A Population-Level Perspective.” Journal of the International AIDS Society 20(1): 21467.

Angelucci, Manuela and Daniel Bennett. 2017. “Assortative Matching Under Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Malawi.American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 107(5): 154-57.

Verheijen, Janneke. 2017. “The Gendered Micropolitics of Hiding and Disclosing: Assessing the Spread and Stagnation of Information on Two New EMTCT Policies in a Malawian Village.” Health Policy and Planning 32(9): 1309–1315.

Frye, Margaret. 2017. “Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi.American Sociological Review 82(5): 945–76.



Furnas, Hannah E. 2016. “Capturing Complexities of Relationship-Level Family Planning Trajectories in Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 47(3): 205-21.

Sennott, Christie and Sara Yeatman. 2016. “Surprising Results: HIV Testing and Changes in Contraceptive Practices among Young Women in Malawi.” Journal of Biosocial Science 48(2): 174–91.

Dovel, Kathryn et al. 2016. “Trends in ART Initiation among Men and Non-Pregnant/Non-Breastfeeding Women before and after Option B+ in Southern Malawi.” PLOS ONE 11(12): e0165025.



Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2015. “The Sensitivity of Measures of Unwanted and Unintended Pregnancy to Question Timing: Evidence from Malawi.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(7): 1593-1600.

Frye, Margaret and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2015. “Ideals as Anchors for Relationship Experiences.” American Sociological Review 80(3): 496–525.

Yeatman, Sara E. et al. 2015. “Health-Seeking Behavior and Symptoms Associated with Early HIV Infection: Results from a Population-Based Cohort in Southern Malawi.” JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 69(1): 126-30.

Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2015. “The Sensitivity of Measures of Unwanted and Unintended Pregnancy Using Retrospective and Prospective Reporting: Evidence from Malawi.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(7): 1593-600.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2015. “Are Literacy Skills Associated with Young Adults’ Health in Africa? Evidence from Malawi.” Social Science & Medicine 27(S): 124-133.

Dovel, Kathryn, Sara Yeatman, Susan Watkins, and Michelle Poulin. 2015. “Men’s Heightened Risk of AIDS-Related Death: The Legacy of Gendered HIV Testing and Treatment Strategies.” AIDS 29(10): 1123–25. see associated Comment & Reply in AIDS 30(1): 158-159.



Bachan, Lauren K. 2014. “Anticipatory Child Fostering and Household Economic Security in Malawi.” Demographic Research 30(40): 1157-1188.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “It means there is a doubt in the house’: perceptions and experiences of HIV testing in rural Malawi.” Culture, Health, & Sexuality 16(4): 97-411.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “The Influence of Relationship Power Dynamics on HIV Testing in Rural Malawi.” The Journal of Sex Research 52(3): 347-39.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “Marital Infidelity and Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Malawi: A Dyadic Investigation.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 43(7): 1303-1314.

Trinitapoli, Jenny, Sara Yeatman, and Jasmine Fledderjohann. 2014. “Sibling Support and the Educational Prospects of Young Adults in Malawi.”Demographic Research 30(19): 547-578.

Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2014. “The Relationship between Partners’ Family-Size Preferences in Southern Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 45(3): 361-377.



Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose, Angela Chimwaza, Alfred O. Maluwa, Betty Mkwinda Nyasulu, and Mercy Pindani. 2013. “Beliefs and Practices of Young Women on Utilization of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Services in Malawi.” Health 5(7): 1172–79.

Conroy, Amy A. 2013. “Gender, Power, and Intimate Partner Violence: A Study on Couples from Rural Malawi.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29(5): 866-888.

Muchimba, Maureen, M. Burton, S. Yeatman, A. Chilungo, B. Haberstick, S. Young, R. Corley and M. McQueen 2013. “Behavioral Disinhibition and Sexual Risk Behavior among Adolescents and Young Adults in Malawi.” PLoS One. doi:

Yeatman, Sara E., Kate Dovel, Amy Conroy, and Hazel Namadingo. 2013. “HIV Treatment Optimism and Its Relationship with Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Population-Based Sample of Young Adults in Southern Malawi.” AIDS Care 25(8): 1018-1025.

Yeatman, Sara E. and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2013. “I Will Give Birth But Not Too Much: HIV-Positive Childbearing in Rural Malawi.” Pp. 93-109 in Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, edited by Pranee Liamputtong. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Yeatman, Sara E., Jenny Trinitapoli and Sarah Hayford. 2013. “Letter to the Editor: Limitations of Clinic-Based Studies on HIV and Fertility Preferences.” American Journal of Public Health 103(6): e5-e5.

Yeatman, Sara, Christie Sennott, and Steven Cullpepper. 2013. “Young Women’s Dynamic Family Size Preferences in the Context of Transitioning Fertility.” Demography 50(5): 1715-1737. 



Frye, Margaret. 2012. “Bright Futures in Malawi’s New Dawn: Educational Aspirations as Assertions of Identity.” American Journal of Sociology 117(6): 1565-1624.

Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose, Angela Chimwaza, Alfred Maluwa, and Martha Kamanga. 2012. “Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Services in Malawi.” African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 6: 139-144.

Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose, Angela Chimwaza, Alfred Maluwa and Martha Kamanga. 2012. “Young Women’s Knowledge and Utilization of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Services: Is There Any Relationship?” International Journal of Childbirth 2(3): 163-172.

Sennott, Christie and Sara E. Yeatman. 2012. “The Stability and Change in Fertility Preferences Among Young Women in Malawi.” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 38(1): 34-42.



Trinitapoli, Jenny and Sara E. Yeatman. 2011. “Uncertainty and Fertility in a Generalized AIDS Epidemic.” American Sociological Review 76(6): 935-954.

Yeatman, Sara E. and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2011. “Best-Friend Reports: A Tool for Measuring the Prevalence of Sensitive Behaviors.” American Journal of Public Health 101(9): 1666-1667.