Birgit Kvernflaten

Postdoctoral Fellow

Academic Interests

  • Global Health
  • Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Maternal Health
  • Health System
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Gender


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-): Institute of Health and Society, Department of Health Sciences, University of Oslo
  • PhD (2011-2017): Medical anthropology, Institute of Health and Society, Center for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Title: Maternal health at the margins: From global policies to local realities in rural Nicaragua
  • MA (2007-2009: Culture, Environment and Sustainability, Center for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Title: Freedom of Choice: capabilities and constraints in accessing contraceptive services in Guatemala
Tags: Global Health, Gender, Latin America, Global South


  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2017). Conflicting Health Interventions: Participation in Health in Rural Nicaragua. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  44(2), s 301- 322 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2017.1307269 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2017). Reinforcing marginality? Maternal health interventions in rural Nicaragua. Anthropology & Medicine.  ISSN 1364-8470. . doi: 10.1080/13648470.2017.1333570 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2013). Meeting targets or saving lives: maternal health policy and Millennium Development Goal 5 in Nicaragua. Reproductive health matters.  ISSN 0968-8080.  21(42), s 32- 40 . doi: 10.1016/S0968-8080(13)42728-3 Show summary

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  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2018, 08. august). Abortspørsmålet avgjøres i Argentina. Over en million kjemper for kvinners rettigheter.  Dagbladet.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2018, 08. august). Argentinas abortforbud kan snart være historie. Det kan påvirke livene til 345 millioner latinamerikanske kvinner..  Aftenposten.
  • Kloster, Maren Olene; Thomsen, Yvonne; Kvernflaten, Birgit & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2017). Hadde hun 'the time of her life'? Dirty Dancing og retten til trygg abort.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2017, 14. desember). 30 års fengsel for dødfødsel. [Radio].  NRK P1.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2017). Maternal health at the margins in rural Nicaragua: Reaching the 'last 20 %'.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2016, 01. mars). Zikaviruset skaper abortdebatt i Latin-Amerika. [Radio].  NRKs radioprogram "Her og Nå.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2015). Maternal health policy and MDG 5 in rural Nicaragua: From global policies to local realities.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2013, 01. november). Voldtatte i Nicaragua nektes abort. [Fagblad].  Apollon.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2011). Progress or Neglect - Maternal Health at the Margins.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2011). Providing reproductive health services in Guatemala – When local is too local.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2010, 18. juli). De krenker kvinnene.  Aftenposten.
  • Kvernflaten, Birgit (2009). Freedom of Choice. A study of women's capabilities and constraints in accessing contraceptive services in Guatemala.

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Published Aug. 15, 2011 2:53 PM - Last modified June 19, 2018 10:40 AM