- Contraception Research (CR) Branch
The CR Branch develops and supports research and research training programs in contraceptive development, pelvic floors disorders and other areas of reproductive health.
- Pregnancy and Perinatology (PP) Branch
The PP Branch seeks to improve the health of mothers and children by supporting research in maternal health, pregnancy, fetal well-being, labor and delivery, neonatal and infant health and well-being, and the long-term health outcomes associated with pregnancy and with fetal and infant development.
- Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease (MPID) Branch
The MPID Branch supports and conducts a wide range of domestic and international research related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its associated infectious (such as tuberculosis [TB], malaria, and hepatitis), as well as non-infectious complications in pregnant and non-pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, and the family unit as a whole.
- Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)
DIPHR designs and conducts original and collaborative public health research consistent with NICHD’s mission. The institute also provides training and professional services.
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network
Funded by the Pregnancy and Perinatology (PP) Branch, the MFMU Network conducts research on maternal and fetal health.
- Georgetown University Maternal and Child Health Library
The library provides resources and literature for health care professionals and researchers on maternal and child health.
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- This independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine published evidence-based recommendations on BV screening in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2008. Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy to Prevent Preterm Delivery includes information on risk factors, screening tests, and treatment.
- The Effects of Antimicrobial Therapy on Bacterial Vaginosis in Non-Pregnant Women
This 2009 Cochrane review analyzes studies of antimicrobial therapies, including lactobacillus, for BV.
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