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Mechai Viravaidya, aka "Mr. Condom," signs a copy of his biography, From Condoms to Cabbages, for a visitor from the International Conference on Family Planning at the Cabbages and Condoms restaurant in Pattaya, Thailand.

C Is for Condom, P Is for Pill

Mechai Viravaidya is “affectionately referred to as the Condom King,” and condoms are known as “Mechais” in Thailand—an “honor” many people might object too, notes Viravaidya's biographer, Thomas D'Agnes. But Viravaidya “is not like most people.” Viravaidya regaled ICFP visitors to his Cabbages and Condoms restaurant with his most unusual life story, and his decades-long mission to make family planning fun and accessible across Thailand.

Reproductive and Sexual Health Faculty

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of reproductive and sexual health? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Cynthia Minkovitz
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP, focuses on enhancing the quality of preventive services for children and understanding how policies and programs impact child and family well-being.

Michele Decker
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, studies social determinants of women's health and gender equity, gender-based violence, prevention, and implications for sexual and reproductive health.

Saifuddin Ahmed
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Saifuddin Ahmed, MBBS, PhD ‘96, his research includes reproductive epidemiology, particularly maternal mortality estimation; program evaluation for family planning and MCH care.