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Family Planning Resident Research

The Section of Family Planning has been very active in research, most recently in studies involving postpartum contraception. Residents are encouraged to participate in our studies, and two current residents have completed prospective studies that have been presented nationally.


Dr. Amber Truehart 3rd Place Poster at Forum on Family Planning
Dr. Amber Truehart, PGY4 Ob/Gyn Resident, Award-Winning Poster

Amber Truehart, MD

  • Completed a prospective cohort study (n = 150) examining bleeding patterns after immediate postpartum levonorgestrel IUD placement
  • Poster presentation at the second Forum on Family Planning in Denver, CO – third place poster
  • Oral presentation at the ACOG Annual District I Meeting
  • Resident Research Award, 2012

Dr. Ariel Cohen at ACOG 2013
Dr. Ariel Cohen, PGY3 Ob/Gyn Resident Presenting at ACOG 2013

Ariel Cohen, DO

  • Completed a prospective cohort study (n = 134) assessing the feasibility and impact of a postpartum contraceptive counseling intervention
  • Oral presentation at the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans, LA 2013
  • Best Abstract recognition at Baystate Academic Week