Institutes and Research Divisions
National Institute of Child
Health and Human
Important Events in NICHD History
Director's of NICHD
NICHD Legislative Chronology
Biographical Sketch of NICHD Director
Center for Population Research
- Fundamental biomedical research on reproductive processes influencing human fertility and infertility;
- Development of better methods for regulating fertility;
- Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods now in use; and
- Behavioral and social science research on the reproductive behavior of individuals, and the causes and consequences of population change.
There are four branches in the CPR. The Reproductive Sciences Branch supports fundamental biomedical research and research training in reproductive biology and medicine relevant to problems of human fertility and infertility.
The Contraceptive Development Branch supports projects aimed at developing safe and effective methods for regulating fertility in both men and women. The Contraceptive and Reproductive Evaluation Branch funds a national research program focusing on the epidemiology of reproductive health including studies of contraceptive and noncontraceptive gynecological products, medical devices, and surgical procedures.
The Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch supports studies on the social, psychological, economic and environmental factors governing population change, relationship between individual, household, and social behavior and population change.
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Division of Intramural Research