The changes that society needs, such as preventing adolescent pregnancies, will not happen until researchers can use their findings to influence policy change.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
Contraception gives women the choice of how many children to have and when to have them. This empowers them - but millions of women in Kenya do not have this choice.