Abortion research has always been an important focus of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and some of the earliest work in this area was conducted by Dr. Stanley Henshaw during his tenure at the Guttmacher Institute, from 1979 to 2013. In his distinguished career, he published numerous studies on abortion providers, patients and restrictions, as well as on unintended pregnancy and family planning services. Senior Editor John Thomas asked him to share his professional and personal reflections on working in the sexual and reproductive health field. This interview originally appeared on [email protected], a blog celebrating the journal's 50th year of publication.