Complex Family Planning & Contraceptive Research

The Section of Complex Family Planning at the University of Chicago is committed to helping individuals reach their reproductive goals through patient care, research, education, and policy.

Clinically, we are the home of the Ryan Center, a comprehensive family planning clinic providing full-spectrum abortion and contraception and miscarriage care and; the Complex Contraception Clinic; as well as the Program in Adolescent and Young Adult Gynecology.

If you are a patient who is having challenges finding options for your care, whether you reside in Illinois or elsewhere, please visit our Ryan Center for additional information on how we can support you.

We are committed to the education and mentorship of the next generation of sexual and reproductive health advocates and providers through our medical student and resident rotations in Family Planning as well as our Fellowship in Complex Family Planning.

Through our robust policy program, we advocate for policies that reduce disparities and improve the health of families by guiding research priorities and making research findings accessible.

The Society for Family Planning, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association have stated that abortion and contraception should remain essential care and delivered in a timely fashion. Illinois and UChicago Medicine provide a supportive and favorable environment for us to be able to provide this care without barriers. In addition to access to abortion care, we are providing telemedicine for contraception care and using novel approaches for self-administration of sub-cutaneous Depo-Provera and remote follow-up care for medical abortion.


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology