Dr Carolyn Westhoff

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  • Columbia University and Vagelos College of Physicians & Surg
  • location United States

Dr Carolyn Westhoff is the Sarah Billinghurst Solomon Professor of Reproductive Health at the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Professor of Epidemiology and of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA. She directed the NYP Title X-funded family planning clinic for 20 years and spent ten years working with the NYC DOH on introducing contraceptive care into the city’s school-based clinics.

She chaired Planned Parenthood’s National Medical Committee, worked on developing NQF-endorsed contraceptive performance measures, and collaborates with the CDC and WHO on the Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) and Selected Practice Guidelines for contraceptive use.  

She is the CUIMC Principal Investigator of the NICHD Contraceptive Trials Network. Dr Westhoff is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contraception and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Dr Carolyn Westhoff has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

Programmes developed by Dr Carolyn Westhoff




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Obstetrics and Gynecology 
IUD Placement: How to Reduce Anxiety and Pain for Patients

Tips and tricks for healthcare professionals

Dr Carolyn Westhoff, Dr Michal Yaron, Patty Cason
  • download Downloadable
  • clock 35 MIN
  • calendar Oct 2023

Educational programme supported by an Independent Medical Education grant from ASPIVIX.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical devices 
Pain Management in IUD Placement

This programme includes a short video, slides and a flashcard, to help HCPs involved in the placement of IUDs reduce anxiety and pain for patients, before, during, and after IUD placement

Dr Michal Yaron, Dr Carolyn Westhoff, Patty Cason
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  • download Downloadable
  • clock 4 MIN
  • calendar Feb 2023

Educational programme supported by an Independent Medical Education grant from Aspivix