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Reproductive and Sexual Health Headlines

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

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.  

Interviewing men in rural areas in Chiradzulu, Malawi

Reaching Men: Opportunities in Malawi

Malawi is often seen as a success story on contraceptive prevalence rates—but there are a lot of missed opportunities, particularly when it comes to getting men on board.  

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

In a back room of the prophylactic-festooned Cabbages and Condoms restaurant, Mechai Viravaidya—aka “Mr. Condom”—treated visitors in town for the International Conference on Family Planning to an explanation of how the restaurant got its unusual name and décor.

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.