The Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) Program is housed within the Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) Department at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. GATE is an innovative research and practice program dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents and women around the world by addressing issues related to pubertal health transitions, menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and access to sanitation. This includes contributing to building the evidence and learning on best practices, policies, and cross-sectoral partnerships focused on addressing these critical issues in low-resource contexts and humanitarian emergencies globally.
Menstruation & U.S. Adolescent Girls
Examining the menstruation & puberty experiences of low-income adolescent growing up in America’s three largest cities: LA, Chicago and NYC
Menstruation in Emergencies
Improved guidance and evidence for addressing the menstrual needs of displaced girls and women.
MHM in Ten
A ten-year agenda (2014-2024) mapping out objectives for MHM in schools.
Developing Puberty Resources
Translating research into educational resources, in the form of puberty content for girls and boys aged 10-14.