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Annual Conference to Feature New Medical Advances and Technologies
September 7-10, 2005, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

For Immediate Release
August 2,  2005

Ann McCall
(202) 466-3825

Washington, DC—August 2, 2005—New technologies, advances in clinical practice, and access to reproductive health services—all critical to the health and wellbeing of women and their families—will take center stage at Reproductive Health 2005, the official annual meeting for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) to be held September 7 – 10, 2005, in St. Petersburg, FL. More than 600 reproductive health care clinicians, administrators, and advocates from across the country are expected to attend.

Reproductive Health 2005 is a partnership between ARHP and Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA)’s National Medical Committee (NMC) and the Society of Family Planning (SFP).

“ Medically, politically, and socially, the field of reproductive health is at an exciting and pivotal point in our history. New information and fresh ideas are critical to successful family planning and future health initiatives. That’s why ARHP, PPFA, and SFP have come together to bring you Reproductive Health 2005. The program is designed especially for today’s multi-disciplinary approach to reproductive health,” said Wayne C. Shields, ARHP president and CEO.

Conference highlights include:

  • Emergency Contraception (EC): Information about the struggle to bring EC over-the-counter
  • Latest reproductive health research and new technologies
  • Information on what’s in the pipeline for reproductive health , such as new developments in contraception, including male contraception
  • Award lectureships with prominent speakers Allan Rosenfield, MD, Susan Wysocki, RNC, NP, FAANP, and Rev. Ignacio Castuera
  • Impact of environment and toxins on reproductive health
  • Women’s sexual health in the midlife and beyond, including sexual function and new research with testosterone therapy

Complete information on Reproductive Health 2005 is available at


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: