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Reproductive Health Pioneer Dies

Dr. Michael Burnhill, vice president for medical affairs of Planned Parenthood since 1995, died on August 4 at a hospital near his home in New Jersey after suffering an aortic tear. Burnhill had been with Planned Parenthood since 1972, and was a pioneer in the arena of family planning, contraception, and other reproductive health services. Burnhill was an obstetrician-gynecologist who, in the 1960s, helped to develop an early intrauterine device (IUD), a method of contraception.

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New York Times - August 9, 2000