The Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health

The Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health was created in the year 2000 with a lead gift from Jane Fonda.


The mission of the Jane Fonda Center is to advance scientific knowledge about adolescence with an emphasis on adolescent reproductive health. It seeks to disseminate information and strategies for risk reduction and healthy transitions to adulthood.

To carry out its mission, the Center engages in activities that have the potential for creating needed social change and enhancing service delivery. These activities include education and training, research, evaluation, policy development, as well as program and materials development. Specialized adolescent patient care is carried out through contractual arrangements between Emory University and Grady Health System and is centered in the Grady Hospital Teen Services Program.


The social, emotional, physical, and psychological transitions experienced by youth throughout the pubertal years have the power to influence attitudes and patterns of behavior throughout life.  Less attention has been paid to the beginning of the reproductive life span than to the middle childbearing years and to menopausal transitions. The Jane Fonda Center is addressing this gap.

 Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Growth and Development
  • Adolescent Sexuality
  • Adolescent Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Family Planning
  • Family Formation and Functioning
  • Gender Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Education
  • Media Influences on Youth
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Racism
  • Teen Relationships
  • Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood
  • Use of Technology to Improve Health Service Delivery
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Social and Institutional Change


The Jane Fonda Center relies on national, state, and local relationships to enhance its work and carry out its mission. The Center is not a source of funding and does not give contracts or grants. However, as part of achieving its mission, it works with others to obtain funds for efforts that cooperatively support the goals and objectives of the Jane Fonda Center.

The Center has special relationships with the Teen Services Program at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Staff  

Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH;  Associate Professor and Medical Director

Marian Apomah; Coordinator of Resources

Our Location

The Administrative Offices and Training Facilities for the Jane Fonda Center are located at the Emory West Campus.

Contact the Jane Fonda Center

To contact the center about training materials or to arrange training, you may email, call, or write. 

email: Coordinator for Resources

Fax: 404-251-0143

Mailing Address:
Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
46 Armstrong Street
Woodruff Extension Building - Ground Floor
Atlanta, GA  30303

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