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About SFP membership

Membership in the Society of Family Planning is open to any qualified individual in the United States or abroad who is in good professional standing and has an interest in family planning demonstrated through post-doctoral training, a substantial clinical or laboratory practice, or academic presentations and publications within this field. This includes persons who perform clinical, basic science, epidemiologic, social science, demographic, statistical, or related types of studies. The essential criterion for selection is continuing identification with the field of family planning.

There are three categories of SFP membership:

Benefits of membership

  • DISCOVER. Stay up to date with scientific and clinical developments in family planning by reading articles in our journal Contraception, perusing learnings in our evaluation reports, and engaging with new research at our annual conference, the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting.
  • CONNECT. Meet other scholars and partners focused on family planning to make valuable connections and establish new collaborations. Tap into the robust online membership directory to connect with others invested in family planning. Network with academics from across a multitude of disciplines, as well as clinicians, advocates, lawyers, and other partners at our annual conference.
  • ENGAGE. Volunteer to join the SFP Board, serve on a Committee, review grant proposals, or review presentation submissions for our annual conference. Vote on resolutions and Board members. Join us at our annual membership meeting to discuss our shared future work.
  • GROW. Receive mentorship from established leaders in our field or serve as a mentor to emerging scholars invested in family planning. Participate in our annual career development workshop. Post job opportunities to our job board and access an ever-growing listing of available positions in the family planning field.
  • SAVE. Subscribe to the journal Contraception at no cost. Receive significantly reduced registration fees to the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting. Obtain discounted membership to the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health.
  • RALLY. Be an agent of change by serving as an SFP delegate to other academic organizations and meetings.

Please contact Christine Hence, Program Coordinator, with questions about applying for membership.

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