About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce and disseminate high quality, timely, and practical educational, reference, and training materials on contraceptive technology and reproductive health.The clinicians, researchers, and health educator/writers strive to speak with an independent, honest, and culturally sensitive voice in the products and services we offer to health care professionals, their clients, and the public.


Contraceptive Technology, the basic reference book in family planning for physicians and allied health personnel, has sold over 1,500,000 copies in the United States and has been translated into several languages. The authors work closely with 26 other respected clinicians, scientists, and educators to produce the books.
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Meet the Authors


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Patty Cason, MS, FNP-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Nursing Envision Sexual and Reproductive Health
Los Angeles, California

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Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

Professor
Director: Complex Family Planning Division and Fellowship
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

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Alison Edelman, MD, MPH

Professor
Director: Complex Family Planning Fellowship
Director: Division of Complex Family Planning
Editor: Cochrane Fertility Regulation
Review Group: Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

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Deborah Kowal, PA, MA

Executive and Managing Editor: Contraceptive Technology
President: Contraceptive Technology Communications, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

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Jeanne Marrazzo, MD MPH

Director: Division of Infectious Diseases
C. Glenn Cobbs, MD
Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases
Executive Vice Chair: Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

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Anita L. Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Western University of Health Sciences
Professor Emeritus: Obstetrics & Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

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Michael Policar, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of California School of Medicine,
San Francisco, CA
Senior Medical Advisor: California Office of Family Planning
San Francisco, California

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Founding Author/Editor: Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia