Rachel Rapkin, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Assistant Professor, OB/GYN, USF Morsani College of Medicine

Investigator, Family Planning, Center for Family Planning Research

Staff Physician, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood of Western Penssylvania

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
6th Fl.
Tampa, 33606

Academic Email: rrapkin@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-8500

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  • MD, Medicine, University Of Miami School Of Medicine, 2007

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health


  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • Society of Family Planning (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Junior Fellow, 2007 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Rapkin, RB.Achilles, SL.Boraas, C.Cremer, M.Schwarz, EB.Chen, BA. Self-administered lidocaine gel for intrauterine device insertion in nulliparous women: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 123 Suppl 1: 110S, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24769942
  • Schwarz, EB.Papic, M.Parisi, SM.Baldauf, E.Rapkin, R.Updike, G. Routine counseling about intrauterine contraception for women seeking emergency contraception. Contraception. 90(1) : 66-71, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24674042
  • Wang, NA.Papic, M.Parisi, SM.Baldauf, E.Rapkin, R.Schwarz, EB. Same-day placement of intrauterine contraception for high-risk women. Obstetrics and gynecology. 123 Suppl 1: 15S, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24770059
  • Lee, JK.Parisi, SM.Baldauf, E.Rapkin, RB.Updike, GM.Schwarz, EB. Asking for what she needs? Pregnancy testing or EC? Contraception. 87(6) : 859-63, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23218857
  • Shephard JP,Rapkin RB, Zyczynski HM urethral injury with transobturator midurethral sling. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2(18) : 132-3, 2012.
  • Rapkin, RB.Creinin, MD. The combined oral contraceptive pill containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol plus levomefolate calcium. Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy. 12(15) : 2403-10, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21877996
  • Rapkin, RB and Creinin MD When it comes to the morning-after pill, physicians need a wake-up call. OBG Management. 8(23) : 16-24, 2011.

Positions Held

  • Clinical Instructor (OB/GYN, University of Pittsburgh 2013 - 2011)
  • Counselor, Lab Assistant (Reproduction, Reproductive Health Services 2002 - 2003)