Dr. Amanda Black is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ottawa Hospital. She also works in the Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. She is actively involved with undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Dr. Black received her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Black completed a fellowship in Contraceptive Advice, Research, and Education (CARE) at Queens University and also completed additional training in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in London, England and Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Black has been involved in a number of educational initiatives in the area of contraception, including the development of computerized counselling aids for office practice, the development of contraception modules and workshops for physicians, and the development of on-line learning modules for physicians. She has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on the topics of family planning and sexuality. She conducts research in the area of contraception and is currently recruiting patients for ongoing contraception research.
Dr. Black is currently the chairman of the Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologists of Canadas (SOGC) Contraception Awareness Program (CAP) and is involved in the ongoing development of the SOGC website, www.sexualityandu.ca. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She served as the Co-Chair of the 2004 Canadian Contraception Guidelines Committee and she served on the SOGC Guidelines Committee for Dysmenorrhea and Continuous Hormonal Contraception.