Family Planning & Contraceptive Research

The Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago is committed to helping women and girls 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 care and; the Complex Contraception Clinic; as well as the Program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 

We are committed to education and mentorship of the next generation of women’s health advocates and providers through our medical student and resident rotations in family planning as well as our fellowship in 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