SFP presents three annual awards:
The Society of Family Planning, established in 2005, works to advance family planning research and education, providing evidence-based insight to improve clinical care in the areas of contraception and abortion. We also seek to cultivate a collaborative and supportive environment to foster scholarly activity and leadership in the areas of reproductive health and family planning.
The SFP Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2005 and is one of only two awards that the SFP grants yearly. The awardee must have produced scholarship over the majority of a career promoting the advancement of clinical or social science within family planning. Ideally, this work has created a foundation for others to achieve academic success or has provided clinical information or resources to significantly improve women’s lives or the ability of clinicians to help women with reproductive issues specific to family planning.
- 2013: Carole Joffe, PhD
- 2012: Anna Glasier, MD
- 2011: Philip Darney, MD, M.Sc
- 2010: Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD, M.Sc
- 2009: Jacqui (Jacqueline) Darroch, PhD
- 2008: Sheldon Segal, PhD
- 2007: Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MD
- 2006: Leon Speroff, MD
- 2005: David Grimes, MD
SFP created the Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning in 2007 to pay homage to the exceptional research, authority, and dedication of the award’s first recipient, SFP founding board member Dr. Allan Rosenfield. This award is given yearly to individuals who have made invaluable contributions to international family planning through their research, writing, teaching, institutional leadership, and/or policy contributions. The recipient of this award will have contributed to the health of women worldwide through activity in the field of family planning and will have demonstrated commitment to the importance of women in society, their equal treatment, and their right to autonomy in reproductive decision-making. In doing so, the awardee will have enhanced the lives of men and women now and in the future.
- 2013: Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH
- 2012: Rebecca Gomperts, MD, MPP
- 2011: Aníbal Faúndes, MD, PhD
- 2010: Herbert B. Peterson, MD
- 2009: J. Joseph Speidel, MD, MPH
- 2008: Paul Van Look, MD, PhD
- 2007: Allan Rosenfield, MD
SFP created the Robert A. Hatcher Family Planning Mentor Award in 2013 in recognition of the extraordinary role in educating and mentoring family planning health providers played by the award’s first recipient, Dr. Robert A. Hatcher. Dr. Hatcher devoted much of his career to mentoring others and was responsible for beginning both the reference textbook Contraceptive Technology, now the leading reference in the field, and the annual Contraceptive Technology conferences. The award bearing his name will be given annually to individuals who have demonstrated similar dedication to supporting and furthering the careers of a new generation of medical professionals in the field of family planning.