In 2021, we united members to advocate to the FDA for family planning policies and practices grounded in evidence. Ultimately, the FDA relied on members’ research to lift restrictions on mifepristone, allowing people to continue to access medication abortion via mail. 


In 2021, we partnered with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to produce clinical guidance for counseling pregnant people at increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, including people who are Black, American Indian, and Alaskan Native, who are at the highest risk of pregnancy-related death.


In 2021, we presented the Beacon of Science Award to Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH, whose life’s work is to ensure that all people — particularly those who have been historically marginalized — have reproductive autonomy.


In 2021, we presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Rochat, MD, who has dedicated himself to the elimination of maternal mortality from abortion and moved others to join him in his pursuit.


In 2021, we presented the Mentor Award to Danielle Bessett, PhD, MA; Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH and Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, all of whom have supported and furthered the careers of a new generation of family planning academic clinicians and scholars.


In 2021, nearly 1,200 abortion and contraception scholars, clinicians, and partners  gathered for #SFP2021 — our Annual Meeting — to teach, learn, and be a part of a community that values just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.


In 2021, we awarded nearly $1.3 million in peer-reviewed grants, supporting research that investigates essential questions and investing in the careers of emerging scholars, scholars of color, and the next generation of complex family planning subspecialists.


In 2021, more than 100 staff, board, and committee members — fueled by their collective commitment to just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science — ensured that we not only persisted, but thrived.


In 2022 and beyond, the Society will

  • Continue to center science in the conversation about abortion and contraception.
  • Continue to support its clinical members to provide the best possible, evidence-based abortion and contraception care.
  • Continue to celebrate those who are making a marked, visionary contribution to just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.
  • Continue to celebrate those who have dedicated their careers to advancing the science of abortion and contraception.
  • Continue to celebrate those who mentor others to advance the science of abortion and contraception.
  • Continue to come together to work to achieve our vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.
  • Continue to invest in abortion and contraception research and scholars.
  • Empower staff, board, and committee members to continue to focus on their time and talents on the achievement of our mission.

Because we are a #SourceforScience.

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