The birthplace of humankind: inspiration for developing new contraceptive methods.
There is controversy about which African country contains the “true” birthplace of humankind. I’ve recently returned from Kenya, where the citizens take pride in this distinction and their country. I was part of the invitation-only “Contraception Innovation Lab: Kenya” sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and organized by FHI360. The organizers brought together healthcare providers, researchers, design experts, advocates, artists and experts in human sexu
ZIKA: Back in the Headlines
Zika is back in the headlines recently based on a recent report by CDC which found a twentyfold increase in birth defects among pregnant women in the US with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection and a thirtyfold increase in brain abnormalities in this population. In 2016 alone, there were nearly 1300 pregnancies in women with possible Zika virus infection reported to the CDC from 44 states. Puerto Rico bears the greatest burden of Zika infections of all the US