First outstanding article award presented by Contraception

November 03, 2010

November 3, 2010, Philadelphia, PA - The Editorial Board of the journal Contraception and publisher Elsevier are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Contraception Article Award. This award honors the Principal Investigators who have published the most outstanding articles in Contraception over the preceding academic year. Contraception is the official journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning.

The awards were presented in September in Atlanta at Reproductive Health 2010, the annual meeting of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Society of Family Planning, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee.

The Selection Committee, comprised of several Associate Editors of the journal and chaired by Mitchell Creinin, MD, selected three papers published from July 2009 to June 2010 to receive the inaugural award:These articles were judged to have best demonstrated high quality methodology, excellent presentation of results, and a discussion that showed an exceptional understanding of the impact of the article relative to other literature and, when relevant, clinical practice.

"We congratulate these inaugural recipients of the Contraception Outstanding Article Award," commented Contraception's Editor, D. R.Mishell, Jr., MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine. "Contraception is an international reproductive health journal which continues to be the leading resource for scientific publications related to family planning. These articles from the past academic year will likely have high impact in the field of family planning for years to come."

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