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We envision a world where people have optimal reproductive health and rights. The Society of Family Planning advances sexual and reproductive health through research, education, advocacy and professional development. The SFP Research Fund supports research on contraception and abortion that exerts a sustained, powerful influence on clinical practice, public policy, health services, programs and culture.


SFP: elevating the voice of science. The SFP community has built a rigorous evidence base on the safety of abortion and contraception, and the negative consequences that occur when these needed health services are out of reach. In two recent op-eds, members of the Board of the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and the SFP Research Fund have called on politicians to align policies with this evidence. See “Restricting access to medication abortions undermines women’s health care” by Board member Mary Fjerstad and “The medical and scientific communities stand for abortion access” by Board President Stephanie Teal.

SFP concludes Executive Director Search. Dr. Amanda Dennis has been selected as the new executive director of the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and the SFP Research Fund. Read more...

logo for new North American Forum on Family PlanningNorth American Forum on Family Planning. Mark your calendars: The 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning will be held October 20–22 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The submission period for scientific abstracts and conference session proposals has closed. Early bird registration will close at the end of August. Learn more...