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.

2020: David Turok, MD

The levonorgestrel vs. copper intrauterine device for emergency contraception: A non-inferiority randomized controlled trial

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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.

2020: Kelly Treder, MD, MPH

A qualitative exploration of the impact of racism on the reproductive health of US Black women

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Poster Abstract Awards

The Poster Abstract Awards are given to the top three posters presented at the Annual Meeting.

2020 first place—Zainab Jah, MPH

“All the things that make life harder”: Intersectionality and medication abortion in Georgia

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2020 second place—Antonia Biggs, PhD 

Abortion patients’ interest in obtaining medication abortion over-the-counter

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2020 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

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2019

We support scholars invested in advancing family planning through research.