Doctor in de genees-, heel- en verloskunde, gewoon hoogleraar verloskunde-gynaecologie aan de Universiteit Gent, diensthoofd gynaecologie-verloskunde aan het Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, docent tropische gynaecologie en verloskunde aan het Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (Antwerpen), directeur van het „International Centre for Reproductive Health” Universiteit Gent.
Besmettelijke en parasitaire ziekten, epidemiologie, gezondheidssystemen, reproductieve gezondheid.

Key publications

Abdi B, Okal J, Serour G, Temmerman M. "Children are a blessing from God" - a qualitative study exploring the socio-cultural factors influencing contraceptive use in two Muslim communities in Kenya. Reprod Health. 2020 Apr 3;17(1):44.

Temmerman M, Ogbe E, Manguro G, Khandwalla I, Thiongo M, Mandaliya KN, Dierick L, MacGill M, Gichangi P. The gender-based violence and recovery centre at Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya: An integrated care model for survivors of sexual violence. PLoS Med. 2019 Aug 2;16(8):e1002886. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002886

Betrán AP, Temmerman M, Kingdon C, Mohiddin A, Opiyo N, Torloni MR, Zhang J, Musana O, Wanyonyi SZ, Gülmezoglu AM, Downe S. Interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections in healthy women and babies. Lancet. 2018 Oct 13;392(10155):1358-1368.


L Say, D Chou, A Gemmill, Ö Tunçalp, AB Moller, J Daniels, ... 2014. Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis. The Lancet global health, 2(6), e323-e333. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70227-X

L Alkema, D Chou, D Hogan, S Zhang, AB Moller, A Gemmill, DM Fat, ... 2016. Global, regional, and national levels and trends in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015, with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group. The lancet, 387(10017), 462-474. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00838-7

L Newman, J Rowley, S Vander Hoorn, NS Wijesooriya, M Unemo, N Low, ... 2015. Global estimates of the prevalence and incidence of four curable sexually transmitted infections in 2012 based on systematic review and global reporting. PloS one 10 (12), e0143304 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143304