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Anisa Assifi is a SPHERE CRE Research Fellow at Monash University.  She is a public health researcher, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health research in the areas of adolescent health, abortion access, and access to SRH information and services.  Anisa has worked in abortion research since 2014, at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and as a research assistant with the University of Technology Sydney. She has also worked with Karolinska Institute and research focused on the areas of STI and HIV, SRH capacity building in humanitarian crises and FGM. Anisa's PhD at the University of Technology Sydney examined adolescents’ access to abortion services in New South Wales. She also has a Masters of Public Health (Sexual Health) and a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy, Reproduction and Development) from the University of Melbourne. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Abortion and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Adolescents
  • Young People
  • Health Service access

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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