Middle East Studies

Selma Hajri

MD Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Reproduction

Dr. Selma Hajri is a medical doctor, who specializes in reproductive endocrinology. She has more than 25 years of clinical and research experience in hormonal contraception and medical abortion, and training in sexual and reproductive health and rights in Tunisia and in African countries. Her career has focused on clinical research and introductory trials for contraception and Medical Abortion in Tunisia (Gynuity Health Projects and National Family Planning Office (ONFP)) in Tunisia since 1997. She also collaborated with several organizations (Ipas, UNFPA, Marie Stoppes) for trainings on medical abortion and value clarification (VCAT). She also has clinical and research experience on menopause and has several publications in collaboration with the INSERM in France.

Dr. Hajri is Secretary General of "Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh" a Tunisian NGO dedicated to sexual and reproductive health that she founded and lead from 2012 to 2016, and Vice President of ASFAMM (Association for Women's Health in Africa, the Maghreb and the Middle East) in France. She was the project leader of the RAWSA (Right and Access of Women to Safe Abortion) Network in the MENA region for two years (2020-22), which she created in 2019. She is also a member of the advisory committee of the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion (ICWRSA) and of ODAS (Organisation pour le Dialogue pour l’Avortement Sécurisé/Organization for Safe Abortion Dialogue) in Africa.

She has been on the steering committees for LAC at the HRP/WHO (1988-1994), and for the International Consortium for Medical Abortion (2002-2005), and the Network Coordinator of ANAM (African Network for Medical Abortion, 2010-2012).