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Akinrinola Bankole, Associate Director for International Research

Akinrinola Bankole is AGI’s Associate Director for International Research. Since starting in 1997, he has taken an active part in the Institute's research projects. He was co-investigator in research efforts to examine men’s sexual and reproductive behaviors and service needs worldwide. He is one of the principal staff involved in a research effort examining HIV prevention among young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also currently involved in researching abortion worldwide, focusing particularly on Nigeria, Uganda and Guatemala. Prior to coming to AGI, he was a member of the research staff at Princeton University’s Office of Population Research. His primary research interests include sexual and reproductive behavior, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and gender roles and differentials. Dr. Bankole has extensive experience in undertaking comparative analyses of reproductive preferences and behavior in developing countries using large-scale datasets. His work includes multi-country studies of unmet need for contraception, fertility preferences and behavior and contraceptive use. He is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Population Association of America and the Union of African Population Studies. He has written and co-authored many articles and publications.

Recent Publications Include:

Bankole A, Singh S and Woog V, Risk and Protection: Youth and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004.

Singh S, Bankole A and Darroch JE, A, B and C in Uganda: The Roles of Abstinence, Monogamy and Condom Use in HIV Decline, Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2003, No. 9.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute(AGI), In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Men Worldwide, AGI, New York: 2003.

Westoff CF, and Bankole A, Reproductive Preferences in Developing Countries at the Turn of the Century. DHS Comparative Reports, No. 2, 2002, Calverton, Maryland: ORC Macro.

Panchaud C, Woog V, Singh S, Darroch JE, Bankole A, Issues in Measuring HIV Prevalence: The Case of Nigeria, African Journal of Reproductive Health 2002, 6(3):11-29.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of American Men, AGI, New York: 2002.

Ranjit N, Bankole A, Darroch JE and Singh S, Contraceptive Failure in the First Two Years of Use: Differences Across Socioeconomic Subgroups, Family Planning Perspectives, 2001, 33(1):19-27.

Singh S, Bankole A and Haas T, Reasons why women have induced abortions: Evidence from 27 countries, International Family Planning Perspectives,1998, 24(3):117-127 & 152.