Dr Shireen J Jejeebhoy

Dr Shireen Jejeebhoy has been working independently in the areas of adolescent health and development, gender based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights since April 2016.

Earlier, she was Senior Associate, Population Council, India (2002-March 2016); she led its work on young people, gender-based violence, and preventing unsafe abortion. She was responsible for conducting the Youth in India study, India’s first sub-national study of youth, and trials assessing the feasibility of medication and surgical abortion provision by midlevel providers in India. During 1998-2002, Dr Jejeebhoy was Scientist in the Reproductive Health and Research Department, WHO (Geneva), focusing on adolescent health and development, quality of care, and other reproductive health issues.

Dr Jeejeebhoy served on the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP – 2010-2013), and the Council of the Asian Population Association (APA – 2009-2010), was a member of scientific groups and panels of both organisations, and participated in and/or played a key role in organising various IUSSP and APA conferences and seminars. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.