Rachel Rapkin

Rachel Rapkin, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

Investigator, Family Planning

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Staff Physician, Planned Parenthood

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, Schwarz EB, Meyn L, Cremer M, Boraas CM, Chen BA. Self-Administered Lidocaine Gel for Intrauterine Device Insertion in Nulliparous Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 128(3) : 621-8, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27500351
  • 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)