Welcome to Ci3

The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago is a faculty-led initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice locally, nationally, and globally. Our members bring a wide range of expertise and come from diverse disciplines. Ci3 creates an intellectual hub for a network of faculty, staff and students to work collaboratively with partners from outside of the University to address critical problems in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. With a particular focus on adolescents, women, and communities of color, our goal is to develop new research methodologies, evidence, intervention strategies, and novel solutions to advance human health and well-being.

Latest News and Announcements

3rd Annual Sexual & Reproductive Graduate Student Working Conference

Join Us May 15th, 2015 for the 3rd Annual Sexual & Reproductive Justice Graduate Student Working Conference. This event gives graduate students from local universities the opportunity to present their works-in-progress on sexual and reproductive justice topics. All presentations will be followed by a dicussion.

Located at the The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Common Room, 5733 S. University Ave, Chiacgo, IL

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Ci3 Recognizes Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Providers

Today, March 10th, marks the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. Ci3 recognizes the importance of access to high-quality, compassionate abortion care and appreciates those who provide such care, including those serving patients at the University of Chicago’s Ryan Center Clinic.

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Ci3 Partner Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) Seeks Participants

Ci3 partner ICAH (The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health) has just launched four participatory action research projects looking at critical adolescent health topics: overcoming healthcare barriers for youth, abortion parental notification, and birth justice for pregnant or parenting young people.

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South Side Stories "Spotlight": February 2015

Each month, Ci3's South Side Stories features digital stories that spotlight hte lives of adolescents and young adults from the South Side of Chicago. This month's Spotlight focuses on first love, as told by our youth partners who are close to those "first" experiences. In the following five stories, youth describe thier first experiences with romantic love, reflecting on the role these experiences play in shaping their identity, relationships to others, and hopes for the future.

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Ci3 Researcher Examines Correlates of Sexual Behaviors Among Urban Youth

Ci3 researcher, Dr. Luciana Hebert and colleagues, recently published their article titled, "Individual, Partner, and Partnership Level Correlates of Anal Sex Among Youth in Baltimore City" in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.  Their findings demonstrate that anal sex is a prevalent sexual behavior among young heterosexual  people and is associated with a range of other factors at the individual and partner level.

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