Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Choices
The Population Council tackles intersecting inequalities that undermine rights and access to contraception, HIV and STI prevention, maternal and newborn health, safe abortion, prevention and treatment of infertility, and sexuality education, among other sexual and reproductive health needs. Our research and partnerships ensure high quality, evidence-based, voluntary, and rights-based comprehensive care for sexual and reproductive health.
On the biomedical front, scientists at our Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) develop contraceptives, multipurpose prevention technologies, and other products that meet people’s diverse needs and lifestyles. CBR is the leading innovator of high quality sexual and reproductive health products that enhance safety and choice for individuals in the global market.
Egypt: Integrating family planning into worker health and livelihood programs
Ghana: Documenting the perspectives of policymakers to improve HIV self-testing and national HIV programs
India: Scaling our Research and Analyses for Scientific Transformation and Advancement (RASTA) consortium to strengthen programs and policies on family planning and reproductive health
Nigeria: Launching the North, West, and Central Africa hub of FP2030 to support partners in over 30 countries with operational and technical assistance
East and Horn of Africa: Filling gaps in evidence to enhance sexual and reproductive health programming among vulnerable populations in refugee settings
of unintended pregnancies end in abortion worldwide and about 45% of abortions occur within unsafe conditions
sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day
48 to 180 million couples
are impacted by infertility
The Population Council is a leading research organization dedicated to building an equitable and sustainable world that enhances the health and well-being of current and future generations. We generate ideas, produce evidence, and design solutions to improve the lives of underserved populations around the world.
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