Ipas’s research serves multiple purposes. Findings from our studies inform the development of improved national policies and health system practices, and contribute to stronger communities, families and individuals. We conduct formative and intervention research to generate new knowledge for the larger reproductive health and rights community, including findings from assessments of innovative or previously-untested programmatic approaches. We also focus on targeted research to understand more about women’s needs and wants regarding reproductive health care and how they make decisions about contraception and abortion. Many of our research studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals.