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Important Contributions

Since our inception of the program in 2015, the research department at Planned Parenthood North Central States has made important contributions to the science related to:

  • Testing a new rapid identification test for herpes simplex viruses.
  • Assessing the efficacy of a new oral contraceptive pill.
  • Improving post-abortion contraception delivery.
  • Assessing patient experiences with emergency contraception.
  • Simplifying patient requirements for medication abortion.
  • Evaluating patient support volunteer and abortion doula programs.


To improve access to and the quality of sexual and reproductive health care through innovation, collaboration, and the production of new knowledge that affirms the human right to reproductive health and freedom.


To become leaders in sexual and reproductive health research by creating forward-thinking expertise, and serving as a beacon of excellence for Planned Parenthood.

Our Values


We pride ourselves on looking ahead, and pursuing bold ideas.


We create strong partnerships both within our organization, and with community and collegial stakeholders


We rely on our collective talent and authenticity to inspire, motivate, and guide aspiring researchers and practitioners.


We produce high-quality and rigorous research with a critical focus on equity and purpose.

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