Peipert receives award from reproductive health association


Jeff Peipert, MD, the Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will receive the Alan F. Guttmacher Lectureship Award at the 2014 Reproductive Health conference of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. The Guttmacher lectureship is awarded to a health-care provider or scientist who has been a major contributor to the field of reproductive health.

The lecture addresses a major scientific advancement that has significant reproductive health resonance in the scientific and medical communities. Peipert will discuss the Contraceptive CHOICE project, an $18 million study that provided no-cost contraception and education about the effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraception (intrauterine devices and implants) to more than 9,000 women. The study noted a marked reduction in unintended pregnancies and abortion.