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Gynuity envisions a world in which each individual has access to safe and effective reproductive and maternal health care—delivered where, when, and how needed.

It is our mission to develop scientific, clinical and programmatic evidence in reproductive and maternal health and to advocate for its use, assuring that each individual benefits from the fruits of medical science and technology. We do this on a global scale through research, strategic partnerships, and communications for impact.

Our Approach

Gynuity listens to women, providers and policymakers, and works with them to create services that are safe, high quality, and person-centered. Through conversations and active collaborations, we use research to fill evidence gaps for new models of care, influence change, and advocate for improvements in policy and practice.


Our research demonstrates that simple, safe, and effective reproductive and maternal health technologies transform lives and improve outcomes for women and girls.

Policy and Practice

Through speaking, convening partners, and publishing our research, we create the synergies that trigger change in policy and practice.

Communications for Impact

Strategic communications increase the impact of our research and programmatic findings.

discover TeleAborto

TeleAborto is our research project in Mexico on the provision of medical abortion services using telemedicine -- TeleAborto es nuestro proyecto de investigación en México sobre la prestación de servicios de aborto con medicamentos utilizando la telemedicina. Email/Correo Electrónico:

Visit the TeleAborto website (in Spanish only) / Visite el sitio web (solo en español)

Period pills—medications that induce menstrual bleeding—are a way of ensuring non-pregnancy without first establishing whether or not a pregnancy exists.

Listen to NPR Podcast (28 minutes)

MA-ASAP—Medication Abortion with Autonomous Self-Assessment Project—streamlines the abortion care process and prioritizes de-medicalization, simplification, and self-care.

Visit MA-ASAP website

Ilana Dzuba, former Senior Director at Gynuity, chats with media editor of the medical journal Contraception about research Gynuity and partners undertook on later first trimester medical abortion. Their conversation pivots on an award-winning article.

Listen to the Podcast (16 minutes)
One and Done Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for providers and health care systems to introduce service delivery that allows people choosing medical abortion the option to receive an implant or injectable contraceptive at the same time as mifepristone.

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Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023

Learn about Gynuity's new programmatic directions.

Read the Strategic Plan
browse our Image Bank

Gynuity's image bank offers illustrations that can help articulate concepts across audiences. Available for download.

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See Our Achievements

Gynuity has been at the forefront of global women’s health since 2003.

See our Achievements
History of Mifepristone

This short film on the history of mifepristone policy in the U.S. investigates baseless FDA restrictions and claims that overstate the danger of the drug. It is a great refresher on the many barriers to medical abortion access and the burden this puts onto abortion-seekers and care providers. The film features Gynuity president Beverly Winikoff.

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Self-Managed Abortion

As part of a podcast series on Self-Managed Abortion, Gynuity president Beverly Winikoff offers her insights on mifepristone – Part 3: The Abortion Pill, RU486

Listen to the Podcast