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The Society of Family Planning (SFP) and the SFP Research Fund (SFPRF) strive for just and equitable abortion and contraception, which is informed by science. We aim to achieve our vision by being the source for science on abortion and contraception and supporting research regarding abortion and contraception. 


 

Announcements

2019 Annual Meeting: Join us as we bring together scholars, clinicians, and partners representing a broad range of fields and specialties, united by a shared interest in advancing science that will lead to just and equitable abortion and contraception. The 2019 Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting will be held October 19-21 in Los Angeles, CA. 

Final Title X Regulation Disregards Expert Opinion and Evidence-Based Practices: The Department of Health and Human Services has released a final regulation that will significantly limit the health care available to patients under Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title X). The Society of Family Planning opposes any efforts to limit medically accurate health care information available to patients and to exclude qualified providers from participating in the Title X program. We join colleagues from 18 medical, professional, and advocacy organizations in issuing a statement against the new regulations.

Facility Guidelines Endorsement:
 The Society of Family Planning announces endorsement of new guidelines for facilities performing office-based procedures including abortion, finding additional guidelines are unjustified and unnecessary. The "Project on Facility Guidelines for the Safe Performance of Primary Care and Gynecology Procedures in Offices and Clinics" was undertaken to support evidence-informed policy regarding procedures performed in these settings. The goal was to further healthcare quality, safety, affordability, and patient experience without imposing unjustified burdens on patients’ access to care or on clinicians’ ability to provide care within their scope of practice. The findings were published in Obstetrics & Gynecology (The Green Journal) under the title:Consensus Guidelines for Facilities Performing Outpatient Procedures: Evidence over IdeologySubscription is not required to view. Society of Family Planning Executive Director Amanda Dennis, DrPh, MBE served on the Planning Committee that led the Project. Society of Family Planning Secretary Sonya Borrero, MD, MS served on the Working Group.


American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 
Society of Family Planning Immediate Past President Eve Espey, MD, MPH and Executive Director Amanda Dennis, DrPH, MBE, co-authored an article with Uta Landy, PhD Director of the Fellowship in Family Planning titled The importance of access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion: A statement from women's health professional organizations. Subscription is not required to view. 

Top Ten Publications: 
Congratulations to our SFP members, grantees, and members of the Board of Directors who are included in our second-annual list of the top ten most-talked-about abortion-and contraception-related publications. This highlights publications that have received the most attention in 2018 from academics, traditional and social media, and other sources, ranked in order of their Altmetric Attention Score. 

Strategic plan:
We are pleased to share our 2018-2021 strategic plan, the result of a two-year collective undertaking by staff and board members that reflects feedback and guidance from Society members and additional stakeholders.