Clinical and social science research focusing on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services —
Ibis Reproductive Health conducts rigorous, policy-relevant research that is driven by their mission to “improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide.” Their research spans the globe, and is focused on the issues of safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. Ibis partners with other key stakeholders and groups who use their research findings to influence policies and advocate for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) around the world, including many parts of the U.S.
Many of Ibis’ research reports are accessible through their website free of charge. Links to many innovative projects sparked and informed by their work are also featured on the site, such as My Little Black Book of Sexual Health, Moving Oral Contraceptives Over the Counter in the U.S. (or Free the Pill), and others. Nurses can find many informative reports from Ibis that are useful to their clinical practice, policy, and teaching efforts. Nurse researchers interested in SRH and abortion may also find Ibis’ work informative and inspiring for their own research.