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Malcolm Potts, professor of population and family planning

Malcolm Potts

Malcolm Potts is a Cambridge-trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist. He is the first holder of the Fred H. Bixby endowed chair in Population and Family Planning at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. He is co-director of the Berkeley International Group (BIG) with Dr. Julia Walsh.

During the decade he served as first medical director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, he introduced family planning methods into scores of developing countries. As CEO of Family Health International (FHI), he launched the first large scale studies of maternal mortality, which helped start the worldwide Safe Motherhood Initiative.

Potts has published ten books and more than 200 scientific papers. His books include Queen Victoria's Gene, Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality, and Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World.

Posts by Malcolm Potts

2-7-16Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?King Henry VIII and the Super Bowl
8-27-15Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Special guest lecture: ‘Is a sustainable global economy possible?’
8-15-15Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The road not taken: How the migrant crisis in Europe could have been ameliorated
5-7-15Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The Honeymoon Mutation
1-21-15Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Let’s stop killing 26,000 African women each year
11-9-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Why not a Football-Free Campus?
10-22-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?What if Ebola isn’t Africa’s biggest health threat?
10-20-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?“Why were you destroying government property in Afghanistan?”
9-29-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?This telegram will arrive tomorrow
9-16-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Oral contraceptives should be in vending machines and cigarettes on prescription
9-9-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Vasectomy on Platform 9
9-30-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The OASIS project (I)
5-27-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The most important building in the world
9-7-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lessons learned from 9/11: The Pill is mightier than the sword
5-3-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The coming generation of Osamas
2-13-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Mubarak’s mistake: The road not taken
12-14-10Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Pope Benedict, tear down this wall
11-3-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Stone Age tribes going to the polls
5-12-10Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The pill — a modern philosopher’s stone
2-13-10Football head injuriesComparing risks and mitigation measures
1-29-10Haiti and effective foreign aidHaiti and the world
12-16-09Top science & technology innovations of the decadeThe benefit of male circumcision in reducing HIV infection