We celebrate scholars in the field of family planning through awards selected from research presentations at the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Researcher Award
The Outstanding Researcher Award is given to the best oral abstract presented at the Annual Meeting.
Prevalent but not inevitable: Mapping contraception deserts across the American states
- 2021: Michelle Moniz, MD, MSc Balancing desire to enhance equitable access to contraceptive care with the risk of perpetuating reproductive healthcare injustice
- 2020: David Turok, MD The levonorgestrel vs. copper intrauterine device for emergency contraception: A non-inferiority randomized controlled trial
- 2019: Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH, MHS Real-world rates of contraceptive failure after publicly funded sterilization or IUD placement in California
Outstanding Researcher in Training Award
The Outstanding Researcher in Training Award is given to the best oral abstract presented at the Annual Meeting by a researcher who is currently in training or was in training at the time the research was conducted.
Barriers to abortion access for young southerners: A qualitative analysis of case notes from ARC-Southeast
- 2021: Gabriela Aguilar, MD, MPH Exploring perceived race/ethnicity-based discrimination among people receiving abortion care
- 2020: Kelly Treder, MD, MPH A qualitative exploration of the impact of racism on the reproductive health of US Black women
- 2019: Amy Addante, MD The association of restricted abortion access and increasing rates of maternal mortality within the United States
Poster Abstract Awards
The Poster Abstract Awards are given to the top three posters presented at the Annual Meeting.
No test medication abortion: A systematic review
Growing national interest and support for advance provision and over-the-counter access to medication abortion
Contraceptive use among Medicare enrollees with a disability
2021 first place—Kate Grindlay Kelly, MSPH Pilot label comprehension study for an over-the-counter combined oral contraceptive pill
2021 second place—Aishat Olatunde, MD, MSc The impact of comprehensive early pregnancy loss management in the emergency department
2021 third place—Jenna Binkhorst, DO Investigating implicit bias as a barrier to equitable contraceptive care
First place—Zainab Jah, MPH “All the things that make life harder”: Intersectionality and medication abortion in Georgia
Second place—Antonia Biggs, PhD Abortion patients’ interest in obtaining medication abortion over-the-counter
Third place—Subasri Narasimhan, PhD, MPH A comparison of arguments strategies, and evidence used by supporters and opponents of “heartbeat” abortion bans across seven Southern states
First place—Arden McAllister, MPH Most patients with bleeding and cramping in early pregnancy can be safely triaged to the ambulatory setting
Second place—Lauren Ralph, PhD Minor’s reasons for and experience with obtaining judicial bypass for abortion in Illinois
Third place—Zoe Diener, MSPH Low awareness of pharmacy-accessed contraception in Utah