Joe Strong

Joe Strong

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Reproductive justice, Abortion rights, Gender

About me

Research topic:

Exploring the relationships between men, masculinities and post-coital pregnancy avoidance, Ghana. 


Joe is a PhD Candidate in Population Studies / Demography. His current project explores the relationships between men, masculinities, emergency contraception and abortion-related care in Ghana. For more information, visit the project website: His working interests are focused on masculinities, gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights. In particular, he focuses on abortion-related care. Recent projects have included a multi-country study of adolescent abortion trajectories in partnership with Ipas and as a consultant for the WHO on maternal, newborn and child healthcare. 


Research interests:
Sexual and reproductive health, gender, abortion, international development, demography, maternal health, women’s empowerment


Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast and Dr Tiziana Leone

Expertise Details

Sexual and reproductive health; gender; abortion; international development; demography; maternal health; women’s empowerment