Public lecture on birth control, family planning by Jeffrey Jensen, MD, MPH

Jeffrey Jensen, M.D., vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the Women’s Health Research Unit will present “What do Women (and Men) Want? Next Generation Birth Control and Family Planning” on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium. The talk is one of the Marquam Hill Lecture Series geared toward sharing cutting edge research with the general public. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. Register via the Marquam Hill Lectures website.

About Dr. Jensen’s talk:

Despite the widespread availability of contraceptives, birth control methods are used inconsistently or incorrectly, according to Dr. Jensen, due to misperceptions about risks and fear of side effects, particularly with hormonal methods. Find out what’s ahead for next-generation birth control and better choices for family planning.

The Marquam Hill Lecture Series is presented by the OHSU Foundation, the School of Medicine, the Marquam Hill Steering Committee and the Oregon Clinical and Tranlational Research Institute with generous support from Thompson Rubinstein Management Inc.