At the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, investigators pursue a greater understanding of the basic science of reproductive health. This allows us to understand the biological processes that affect fertility and reproduction and identify opportunities for future product development
Council research has advanced the field’s understanding of selective hormone receptors with the goal of making contraceptive delivery systems safer and more effective. Our research on the biology and regulation of sperm cell activities may help inform contraceptive development for men and increase understanding of the underlying causes of male infertility.
Additional research focuses on identifying sperm function to promote the development of non-hormonal contraceptive methods and to understand the effects of the environment on reproductive health.