Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Dr. Westhoff serves as senior medical advisor for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and is a Professor of Epidemiology and Population & Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Westhoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center and received a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Westhoff was a founding member of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health and a founding fellow of the Society for Family Planning. In addition to practicing as an attending physician at New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Westhoff has served as principal investigator on numerous research studies on the safety and effectiveness of contraception and abortion and has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles on the subject. In 2007, Dr. Westhoff was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.
In recent weeks people who oppose Planned Parenthood and our mission to provide high-quality reproductive health care, have been conducting a secret, nationwide hoax campaign in an attempt to undermine women’s access to services. Now they are focused on spreading falsehoods about sex selection.