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ARHP Announces New Medical Director, Beth Jordan, MD

Dr. Louise Tyrer Becomes ARHP’s Medical Director Emeritus

For Immediate Release
March 21,  2005

Contact: Ann McCall
Phone: (202) 466-3825

WASHINGTON, DC (March 21, 2005) – The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), an education association representing leading health care providers, researchers, and educators in the field, is pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Jordan, a board certified internist, specialist in women’s health, and reproductive rights advocate, has joined ARHP as its new medical director.

Dr. Louise Tyrer, who has served as medical director since July 1991, assumed her new role as medical director emeritus earlier this month. Dr. Tyrer will continue to advise the staff and board on strategic planning, programs, and special initiatives in this newly-created ARHP position. For more background information about Dr. Tyrer—a true women’s health leader and advocate, read her personal and compelling story written by ARHP in honor of the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“Dr. Jordan is an outstanding clinician and a burgeoning leader in the field,” said Wayne Shields, ARHP president and CEO. “We are thrilled that she has agreed to join us in this capacity.”

Dr. Jordan has been involved in clinical practice, provider and patient education, and policy development since 1997. She will continue her work as medical director for the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she has led its national Mifepristone and Women’s Health campaign, worked on its emergency contraception campaign, and is a medical advisor to Ms. Magazine. Dr. Jordan recently accepted an invitation to serve on the Medical Students for Choice board of directors. In her new role at ARHP, Dr. Jordan will speak on behalf of ARHP about scientific implications for women’s health policy to the media, on college campuses, at society meetings, and other venues.


The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health. ARHP educates health care providers, informs consumers, and helps shape public policy. ARHP is a non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP members are health professionals in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy and they include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, researchers, educators, pharmacists, and other professionals in reproductive health. To learn more, visit: