Dr. Mahesh Puri (PhD in Demography, from Southampton University, UK and MSc. in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research, from Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK) is a Nepali national and has been actively involved in the areas of reproductive and sexual health and rights including gender-based violence related research studies and programme for more than 15 years in Nepal. Currently, Dr. Puri is Associate Director of Centre for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA). His areas of expertise are on mixing of qualitative and quantitative research methods in researching sensitive topics of reproductive and sexual health and rights. His current research focuses on maternal health, gender-based violence, sexual behavior, unintended pregnancy and abortion.