Francine Coeytaux, MPH

Director Emeritus

Francine Coeytaux is a public health specialist with more than 40 years of experience in the development of comprehensive reproductive health services and new reproductive technologies, including emergency contraception and medication abortion. She is a co-founder of Plan C, which is transforming access to abortion in the US by normalizing the self-directed option of abortion pills by mail. She was a founder of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, and the Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research.

Coeytaux has consulted for many organizations, including the World Health Organization, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the World Bank, and the MacArthur Foundation. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Genetics and Society and has served on the boards of several public interest organizations. Coeytaux has a master of public health from the University of California-Los Angeles, a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and is the recipient of the 2010 Felicia Stewart Award for Lifetime Achievement in Emergency Contraception, the 2011 Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2013 Ruth Roemer Social Justice Leadership Award.