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Explore the latest public health research and insights about reproductive and sexual health.

A woman speaks into a microphone, addressing a crowd behind a banner reading "Rise up for Reproductive Justice" at a January 22 protest in Washington, DC.

Reproductive Risks and Rights in the Age of Dobbs

In post-Roe America, the potential overturn of the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication mifepristone looms as the latest threat to abortion access—jeopardizing telemedicine advances that helped make self-managed abortions a reality even for women living in areas where abortion is severely restricted.

Young mothers care for their babies inside a maternity ward in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya on November 7, 2022. Photo by: Donwilson Odhiambo/Getty

This Widely Available Antibiotic Could Save Millions of Moms

Spanning 7 countries, a major piece of global maternal health research found that a low-cost, widely available generic antibiotic can prevent life-threatening sepsis during childbirth in women delivering babies in low- and middle-income countries.  

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, leads research at the cutting edge of gender equity, and gender-based violence prevention and response, in close partnership with practitioners and communities most affected.

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.