Developing New Technologies
NICHD’s focus on technology research often leads to advances that directly benefit patients of all ages and backgrounds.
Advancing Women’s Health
From injury differences to gynecological conditions to restorative procedures, NICHD continues to support research that addresses women’s unique health needs.
Understanding Fertility and Pregnancy Loss
NICHD-supported research continues to broaden our knowledge about the spectrum of reproductive health issues that affect both men and women.
Promoting Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery
NICHD has long supported research to promote preconception and prenatal care, understanding that a healthy pregnancy can improve the future health of both mother and child.
Improving Infant Health
NICHD’s commitment to improving the health of infants includes studying how pregnancy and post-delivery treatments affect overall health.
Optimizing Child Health and Development
Research on all aspects of child health and development is central to the NICHD mission.
Highlighting Adolescent Health
Adolescence is a challenging time not only for teens themselves but also for their providers. NICHD research aims to protect the health and welfare of adolescents during this important and understudied transition to adulthood.
Addressing Health Disparities
NICHD has a long history of conducting and supporting research on health disparities in a variety of contexts.
Preventing and Treating Diseases
NICHD research aims to prevent and treat a variety of diseases and conditions that affect children and adults in the United States and around the world.