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Florida Doci is a doctoral student in Population Health at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Her research work is focused on women's reproductive health choices and needs primarily in low-income and developing countries. Florida's MSc thesis was dedicated to exploring the factors influencing women's reproductive health choices in Albania. Currently, she is involved in several qualitative multi-method studies related to women’s health, global health, health promotion etc. Florida received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Windsor, and she holds a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from University of Ottawa.
Final report of a two-year project conducted in Albania. The report was presented to stakeholders in Tirana, Albania on the occasion of 2018 World Population Day.
Contraceptives were legalized in Albania in 1992 and abortion was decriminalized in 1991 and legalized without restriction as to reason in the first trimester in 1995. Several modern methods of contraception have been available for free in over 422 public sector health centres across the country since legalization of contraceptives. At only 8% the...
Modern methods of contraception are freely available in Albania, yet contraceptive prevalence among Albanians is relatively low (11%). Abortion on the other hand has long been the mainstay of family planning in the country. Emergency contraception is not very popular in Albania either, even though two different levonorgestrel-only EC pills (NorLevo...
Abortion has long been the mainstay of family planning in Albania, a country in which contraceptive use remains low and is highly stigmatized. Since 1995, women have been able to terminate a pregnancy through 12 weeks’ gestation without restriction as to reason. Currently, Albania’s abortion rate, at 180 abortions per 1,000 births, is six times hig...
Introduction: After years of complex regulatory changes, levonorgestrel (LNG) emergency contraception (EC) is now approved for unrestricted sale in the United States. Timely access to EC pills is critical because they are more likely to work the sooner they are taken. This study assesses whether LNG EC is sold in accordance with current Food and D...
Preliminary findings from research conducted in Albania over the summer of 2016.
The history of emergency contraception in the US has been surrounded by much debate and controversy. However, after years of complex regulatory changes and advocacy efforts, levonorgestrel emergency contraception (LNG-EC) was approved for unrestricted sale in 2013. However, research, media accounts and anecdotal reports suggest that consumers still...
Arguably, university science courses are losing ground when it comes to opportunities for students to develop research, argumentation and writing skills. Class sizes and internationalization exacerbate the challenge. Students can graduate a science program without writing a major essay: multiple choice exams and short answer assignments are becomin...
An institutional culture that values teaching is likely to lead to improved student learning. The main focus of this study was to determine faculty, graduate and undergraduate students’ perception of the teaching culture at their institution and identify indicators of that teaching culture. Themes included support for teaching development; support...
Preliminary findings of a pilot instrument that measures institutional teaching culture.
An outline of the current landscape of online education in sciences, and introduction of PEARL project which aimed to understand barriers of adopting e-learning in science disciplines at UWindsor.
Overview of a project by nine Ontario institutions, working collaboratively to develop indicators and a survey tool that will help define and assess the value placed on institutional teaching culture.
The project focus is to evidence & enhance institutional teaching culture at (Ontario) universities through direct feedback from constituents and key institutional indicators in order to provide concrete feedback and recommendations for continuous improvement. This project is a unique process to examine, maintain and enhance the quality of teaching...
Outline of rationale behind a pilot project aimed at the development of an instrument to measure the quality of teaching culture in higher education institutions.