214 million women in developing countries
have an unmet need for contraception, and millions of adolescent women undergo unsafe abortions each year
99% of maternal deaths
and over 85% of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries.
Gender inequities
Young women are twice as likely to acquire HIV as their male counterparts

Our Mission

Our goal is for Duke to become a leader in global reproductive health, fostering expertise on policies, programs, and innovations in reproductive health through rigorous research, education and strong relationships with partner countries. We will do this by convening faculty, researchers, students, and advocates to address the key policy, cultural and reproductive health issues that impact women’s well-being and empowerment around the world.

To accomplish our mission, we will​

Share our work

Cultivate new collaborations

Inform on domestic and global reproductive health issues

Inspire and build the next generation of global reproductive health leaders

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Duke OB/GYN Department

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to advancing the care of women through our clinical, research and education missions.

Current Projects

The Center for Global Reproductive Health is currently working on a variety of projects, collaborating with students and local and international faculty.

Featured News

Duke students, researchers, and faculty describe their work and their thoughts about important global reproductive health issues.