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Kafuli Agbemenu

Assistant Professor of Nursing
University at Buffalo School of Nursing


Reproductive health in vulnerable populations

Head shot of Kafuli Agbemenu, University at Buffalo reproductive health expert.

Kafuli Agbemenu is an expert on reproductive health disparities and outcomes in vulnerable populations of women.

Her research explores pregnancy and prenatal health, sex education, and the use of birth control and other family planning methods. She can speak to the media about these issues across populations, particularly African immigrants and refugees in the U.S.

Agbemenu’s findings include the discovery that African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care. Her research also found that when it comes to sex education, acculturation can occur three times faster than average for sub-Saharan African immigrant mothers, who were found to rarely pass down traditional cultural views regarding sex to their children.


Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University at Buffalo School of Nursing