Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research
Akinrinola Bankole is the Guttmacher Institute’s Director of International Research. He also serves as the Developmental Infrastructure Core Director of the NIH-funded Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination. Since starting in 1997, he has taken an active part in the Institute's research projects. He was co-investigator in research efforts to examine men’s sexual and reproductive behaviors and service needs worldwide. He is one of the principal staff involved in a research effort examining HIV prevention among young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also currently involved in researching abortion worldwide, focusing particularly on Nigeria, Uganda and Guatemala, and in a study of reasons for unmet need for contraception in developing countries. Prior to coming to the Institute, he was a member of the research staff at Princeton University’s Office of Population Research. His primary research interests include fertility preferences and behavior, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and gender roles and differentials. Dr. Bankole has extensive experience in undertaking comparative analyses of sexual and reproductive health in developing countries using large-scale datasets. His work includes multi-country studies of unmet need for contraception, fertility preferences and behavior and contraceptive use. He is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Population Association of America and the Union of African Population Studies. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He has written and co-authored many articles and publications.
Listen to an interview with Dr. Akinrinola Bankole, Director of International Research, about the findings from the Protecting the Next Generation project in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Recent Publications Include:
Bankole A et al., Grossesses non intentionnelles et avortements au Burkina Faso: causes et conséquences, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013.
Vlassoff M et al., The health system cost of post-abortion care in Uganda, Health Policy and Planning, 2014, 29(1): 56-66.
Sundaram A et al., Documenting the individual- and household-level cost of unsafe abortion in Uganda, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2013, 39(4): 174-184.
Sundaram A et al., Factors associated with abortion-seeking and obtaining a safe abortion in Ghana, Studies in Family Planning, 2012, 43(4): 273-286.
Sedgh G et al., Legal abortion levels and trends by woman's age at termination, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2012, 38(3): 143-153.
Sedgh G et al., Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008, The Lancet, 2012, 379(9816):625-632.
Sedgh G et al., Legal abortion worldwide in 2008: levels and recent trends, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011, 43(3):188-198.
Bankole A, Biddlecom AE and Dzekedzeke K, Women's and men's fertility preferences and contraceptive behaviors by HIV status in 10 Sub-Saharan African countries,AIDS Education and Prevention, 2011, 23(4):313-328.
Vlassoff M et al., Avantages liés à la satisfaction des besoins en matière de contraception moderne au Burkina Faso, En Bref, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, No. 1.
Shellenberg KM et al., Social stigma and disclosure about induced abortion: Results from an exploratory study, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S111-S125.
Tsui AO et al., Managing unplanned pregnancies in five countries: Perspectives on contraception and abortion decisions, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S1-S24.
Sedgh G et al., Legal abortion worldwide in 2008: levels and recent trends, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011, 37(2):84-94.
Moore AM, Singh S and Bankole A, Do women and men consider abortion as an alternative to contraception in the United States? An exploratory study, Global Public Health, 2011, 6(1):S25-S37.
Moore AM, Jagwe-Wadda G and Bankole A, Men’s attitudes about abortion in Uganda, Journal of Biosocial Science, 2011, 43(1):31-45.
Sundaram A et al., Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Ethiopian Women, In Brief , New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010, No. 1.
Juárez F et al., Barreras para la Maternidad Segura en México, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.
Juárez F et al., Las Necesidades de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva de las Adolescentes en México: Retos y Oportunidades, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.
Vlassoff M et al., Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Ugandan Women, In Brief , New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009, No. 4.
Singh S et al., Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Sedgh G et al., Meeting Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Nigeria, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Bankole A et al., Barriers to Safe Motherhood in Nigeria, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Henshaw SK et al., Severity and cost of unsafe abortion complications treated in Nigerian hospitals, International Family Planning Perspectives, 2008, 34(1):40–50.
Darabi L et al., Protecting the Next Generation in Uganda: New Evidence on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2008.
Biddlecom AE et al., Protecting the Next Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Adolescents to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2007.
Sedgh G et al., Legal abortion worldwide: incidence and recent trends, International Family Planning Perspectives, 2007, 33(3):106-116.
Sedgh G et al., Unmet need for contraception in developing countries: levels and reasons for not using a method, Occasional Report, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2007, No. 37.
Neema S et al., Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Uganda: results from the 2004 national survey of adolescents, Occasional Report, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006, No. 25.
Singh S, Bankole A and Woog V, Evaluating the need for sex education in developing countries: sexual behaviors, knowledge of preventing sexually transmitted infections/HIV, and unplanned pregnancy, Sex Education, 2005, 5(4): 307-331.
Darroch JE, Bankole A and Singh S, Review of what is being used: HIV-uninfected population national data from the National Survey of Family Growth, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 2005, 38(Suppl 1): S3-S5.
Bankole A, Singh S and Woog V, Risk and Protection: Youth and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004.
Singh S, Bankole A and Darroch JE, A, B and C in Uganda: The Roles of Abstinence, Monogamy and Condom Use in HIV Decline, Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2003, No. 9.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute(AGI), In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Men Worldwide, AGI, New York: 2003.
Westoff CF, and Bankole A, Reproductive Preferences in Developing Countries at the Turn of the Century. DHS Comparative Reports, No. 2, 2002, Calverton, Maryland: ORC Macro.
Panchaud C et al., Issues in measuring HIV prevalence: the case of Nigeria, African Journal of Reproductive Health 2002, 6(3):11-29.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of American Men, AGI, New York: 2002.
Ranjit N et al., Contraceptive Failure in the first two years of use: differences across socioeconomic subgroups, Family Planning Perspectives, 2001, 33(1):19-27.
Singh S, Bankole A and Haas T, Reasons why women have induced abortions: Evidence from 27 countries, International Family Planning Perspectives,1998, 24(3):117-127 & 152.