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July 2018  |  Vol. 10, #6

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce the 24 recipients of our first-ever Emerging Scholars’ awards. Recipients of these awards receive support to become members of the Society of Family Planning (SFP), conduct independent research, publish open-access journal articles, and attend the North American Forum on Family Planning; some recipients have also been matched with a mentor in the field. Please join us in welcoming these scholars to our community and supporting their exciting research efforts.

Whitney Arey, MA
Brown University
Contesting choice: Abortion access and decision-making within social relationships and politicalized spaces in North Carolina

Emma Carpenter, MSW
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Understanding the role of sexual identity in shaping pregnancy intentions & decisions: a critical step in preventing unintended pregnancy among sexual minority women

Jackie Castellanos, BA
University of California, Berkeley
California's public university students' needs and preferences for medication abortion: A qualitative study

Morgen Chalmiers, MA
University of California, San Diego
Assessing barriers to contraceptive care among resettled refugee women: a mixed-methods investigation of disparities in quality and access

Sarah Combellick, MPH
University of California, Davis
Attitudes towards contraception, pregnancy and abortion among male adolescents and young adults

Katie Massey Combs, MSW, MSPH
University of Denver
Evaluation of a sexual health training for child welfare caseworkers

Mackenzie Cook, MSW
University of Missouri
Exploring unintended teen pregnancy in rural Missouri

Jill Denson, MSW
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Unintended pregnancy and African American women: an examination of the residual effects of trauma, depression and discrimination on reproductive decision-making

Sheila Desai, MPH
City University of New York
Access to and use of abortion services among Asians and immigrants in the United States

Jacqueline Ellison, MPH
Boston University
The effect of parental coverage on insurance-reimbursed utilization of sexual and reproductive health services by young adult women in Massachusetts

Lauren Farmer, BA
New York Medical College
Medical students' attitudes, education and experiences with abortion

Ann Fefferman, MA
University of California, Irvine
"That means I'm all in": masculinities in contraceptive management and abortion decision-making

Tegan Hunter, SB
University of Miami
Perceived barriers to abortion care among practicing obstetricians and gynecologists

Karina Laqua, MSW
Planned Parenthood Minnesota South Dakota North Dakota
Identifying motivations and barriers to increasing abortion providers in South Dakota: why are physicians opting out?

Charlotte Lee, BA
Brown University
Abortion provision in primary care: A qualitative study of post-training barriers and facilitators in underserved areas of New England

Rachel Logan, MPH
University of South Florida
The intersections of young, black women's family planning care experiences in the southeast U.S.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD
University of Minnesota
Changing practice for a changing political climate: how maternal fetal medicine physicians alter medical management in response to new abortion restrictions

Anna Newton-Levinson, MPH
Emory University
Exploring multiple influences on equity: a mixed methods study of low-income women's access to family planning services in the South

Lauren Sobel, DO, MPH
Boston Medical Center
Contraceptive preferences among women with opioid use disorder

Melina Taylor, MA
University of South Florida
Reproductive health knowledge and choices among undergraduate students: designing educational resources and access to services to prevent unintended pregnancy

Keitra Thompson, MSN, FNP-BC
Johns Hopkins University
Access matters: integrating trauma-informed reproductive health care into a family-centered drug court and social service program

Bethany Waites, BA
Oregon Health and Science University
Effect of an oral androgen (dehydroepiandrosterone) on hepatic globulins in users of an antiandrogenic combined oral contraceptive (ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone)

Mark Wilcox, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Induction termination as a method of abortion: an opportunity for expanding access

Joanna Wong, MD, MPH
University of Colorado
Family planning healthcare experiences of women incarcerated in Colorado jails

If you have any relevant objections or concerns about any of these awardees becoming members of SFP, please email me before August 5, 2018.

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Amanda Dennis, DrPH, MBE
Executive Director