Ethics in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research during COVID-19

14 September, 2020


The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the need to collect most up to date and evidence-based information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), that can help governments and others to respond to the challenging and emerging situation. However, ethical considerations in SRHR research, such as setting priorities, respecting confidentiality, privacy, informed consent, being inclusive of marginalised populations, cannot be sidelined. To deliberate on the shared understanding of ethical practices in SRHR research, this session of the ethics dialogues series brought together diverse expertise from the field to share their experiences and provoke a critical conversation.

Held on 14 September, 2020, this session was jointly organised by CORE Net ( and SRHM. 

Watch the recording below.


Sapna Desai, Trustee of SRHM Journal, Associate, Population Council, India


Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Professor, Brac James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh
Operationalizing SRHR research around ethics and human rights principles

Claudia Garcia Moreno, Senior Scientist and Coordinator, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ethical Considerations for research on violence against women

Nicola Jones, Director of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) longitudinal research programme, Overseas Development Institute, Gender and Social Inclusion programme, UK
Ethics in researching adolescents SRHR

Pete Chapman, Managing Editor, SRHM, UK
Ethics of scientific writing and publishing on SRHR during COVID-19

Priya Nanda, Senior Programme Officer, Measurement Learning and Evaluation, Equity & Social Change, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India
Interrogating power and practice beyond protocols


Intro Music: Ishaan Gandhi (