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Q&A with Dr. Cullins

Expert Answers to Common Sexual Health Questions

Dr. Vanessa CullinsVanessa Cullins, MD, MPH, MBA, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Before joining PPFA, Dr. Cullins served as vice president and medical director of EngenderHealth, which provides technical support for reproductive health service delivery in more than 25 countries. Earlier, Dr. Cullins served as an attending physician in the Ob/Gyn Department of The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, as an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and as acting director of the Bureau of Adolescent Reproductive and Women's Health for the city of Baltimore. 

A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Cullins received her MD and MPH from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is author or co-author of numerous journal articles on new developments in contraceptive research and reproductive health. She has given presentations about her research at scientific and professional meetings and provides peer review for several medical journals. Dr. Cullins also serves on a number of subcommittees and advisory boards, including the Obstetrics Subcommittee of the New York State Department of Health, and is chair of the International Subcommittee, American Medical Women's Association Reproductive Health Initiative.

Use the links at the top of this page to find Dr. Cullins’ answers to common sexual health questions. 

This column is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have a medical problem, please call toll-free 1-800-230-PLAN for an appointment with the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you.
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Q&A with Dr. Cullins