Reproductive Equity and Autonomy Lab (REAL)

Reproductive Health and Autonomy

Reproductive autonomy is the power to determine if and when to have children. In the United States, reproductive autonomy is not universally guaranteed but often depends on where people live, how much money they have, and the communities from which they come. Increasingly, restrictive laws and policies prevent and delay access to reproductive products and services, thwarting the ability to make reproductive decisions. Our team is working to create new service delivery strategies and technologies to increase access to medication abortion. Our suite of projects aims to increase access to safe and efficient reproductive health care and ensure reproductive autonomy.

Our team:

Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Stanford Division of Family Planning Services and Research; Principal Investigator 

Kathryn Batham, Research Manager

Tayler Hughes, Research Coordinator

Klaira Lerma, MPH, Co-Investigator

Gynuity Health Projects

Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH, Co-Investigator

Elizabeth Raymond, MD, MPH, Co-Investigator

Laura Frye, MPH, Co-Investigator