Photo of Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.

Jeffrey T. Jensen M.D., M.P.H.

    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Vice-Chair of Research Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Director of the Women's Health Research Unit Center for Women's Health School of Medicine

A native of the northwest, Dr. Jensen completed medical school at Emory University, an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, and an ob/gyn residency at OHSU. He has been board certified since 1990. Prior to accepting a faculty position at OHSU in 1992, he served in the United States Navy Medical Corps of the United States Navy. Dr. Jensen was appointed the first Leon Speroff professor of obstetrics and gynecology in 2003.

Dr. Jensen is the director of the Women's Health Research Unit, as well as vice- chair for research in the Department of obstetrics and gynecology, and a senior scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. His special clinical interests include family planning. Dr. Jensen's research focus includes preclinical investigations of new contraceptive methods using nonhuman primate models, and clinical trials in contraception and abortion care. In his leisure time, Dr. Jensen enjoys birding, running, camping, biking and hiking with his family.


  • M.D., Emory University, Atlanta Georgia 1980
  • M.P.H., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1997
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1988
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships and associations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


  • "Oral contraceptives" Contemporary Ob/Gyn  2012
  • "Phosphodiesterase 3 (PDE3) inhibition with cilostazol does not block in vivo oocyte maturation in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)" Contraception May 1 2015
  • "Erratum to "Subject and clinician experience with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system". [Contraception 77(2008) 22-29] (DOI" Contraception June 2008
  • "Pain control in first-trimester surgical abortion" Contraception May 2010
  • "Patient satisfaction and the impact of written material about postpartum contraceptive decisions" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology May 1 2003
  • "Contraceptive efficacy, acceptability, and safety of C31G and nonoxynol-9 spermicidal gels" Obstetrics and Gynecology December 2010
  • "Impact of the prostaglandin synthase-2 inhibitor celecoxib on ovulation and luteal events in women" Contraception March 2013
  • "Hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain control in first-trimester surgical abortion" Obstetrics and Gynecology November 2012
  • "Localization of contraceptive implant capsules for removal" Radiology November 1994
  • "Paracervical block for pain control in first-trimester surgical abortion" Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2012
  • "Group B streptococcus" Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease July 2010
  • "Towards germline gene therapy of inherited mitochondrial diseases" Nature January 31 2013
  • "Is pelvic floor myalgia causing your patient's dyspareunia?" Contemporary Ob/Gyn  2005
  • "A nonhormonal model for emergency contraception" Contraception June 2010
  • "Blood loss at the time of first-trimester surgical abortion in anticoagulated women" Contraception May 2011
  • "A randomized controlled trial of subantimicrobial-dose doxycycline to prevent unscheduled bleeding with continuous oral contraceptive pill use" Contraception April 2012
  • "Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptive Pills"  September 12 2011
  • "Medical termination of pregnancy in cynomolgus macaques" Journal of Medical Primatology December 2012
  • "Intrauterine lidocaine infusion for pain management in first-trimester abortions" Obstetrics and Gynecology June 2004
  • "Obstetrics and contraceptive issues" Seminars in Reproductive Medicine  2012
  • "Combined oral contraceptives and body weight" Human Reproduction February 2011
  • "The effect of nitroprusside on IUD insertion experience in nulliparous women" Contraception April 2013
  • "Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system or medroxyprogesterone for heavy menstrual bleeding" Obstetrics and Gynecology September 2010
  • "Permanent contraception" Contraception  2014
  • "Communicating risk" Contraception October 2012
  • "Incidence of vaginismus in patients evaluated in vulvar pain clinic" Women's Health Issues December 1995
  • "Blockade of tubal patency following transcervical administration of polidocanol foam" Contraception  2014
  • "Why family planning matters" Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders June 2011
  • "Extended-use oral contraceptives and medically induced amenorrhea" Contraception October 2011
  • "Should adolescent girls be given depot medroxyprogesterone acetate?" Contemporary Pediatrics  2006

Additional information

Edit profile