Gynecologist Amber Truehart consults with a patient

The University of Chicago Medicine provides reliable, confidential and comprehensive family planning services for women.

Our dedicated experts offer a life-course perspective to personalized reproductive health care.

Services Offered

UChicago Medicine offers a range of contraceptive options to help women prevent pregnancy, including:

  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
  • Wearable birth control (the patch)
  • Contraceptive vaginal ring (NuvaRing)
  • Injectable contraceptive (Depo-Provera shot)
  • Implantable contraceptives, including intrauterine devices (IUD) and Nexplanon
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sterilization, including tubal ligation and office-based Essure procedure

UChicago Medicine offers comprehensive services for pregnancy termination and miscarriage care, including:

  • Medical pregnancy termination
  • Office- and hospital-based surgical pregnancy termination in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy termination services for women with pregnancies complicated by medical conditions and fetal abnormalities
  • Medical and surgical management of miscarriage
  • Pre- and post-procedure counseling and follow up

UChicago Medicine experts offer personalized contraception consultations for women with medical conditions that may complicate birth control options, including:

Your gynecologist will review your medical history and discuss your contraceptive options. Our patients also have access to reproductive health counseling services offered by our licensed clinical psychologist.

Reproductive Health Counseling

Many of our patients deal with circumstances or conditions that may impact reproductive health and well-being. For this reason, our team includes a licensed clinical psychologist who helps meet our patients' needs more comprehensively, offering behavorial counseling and support.

At UChicago Medicine, we offer behavioral health services during appointments for abortion, contraception or gynecologic visits. Many patients are able to see a behavioral health consultant during their original appointment.

Our specialists work with patients to reduce symptoms of chronic medical conditions and help patients cope with health challenges, such as:

  • Excessive cramping
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH)
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Trauma

Our behavioral health consultants help patients to develop plans for changing behaviors, such as:

  • Curbing risky sexual activity
  • Managing weight
  • Managing alcohol or substance use
  • Increasing exercise
  • Other lifestyle changes

We also support patients in developing coping skills and strategies to manage emotional or behavioral concerns, such as:

  • Family or relationship difficulties
  • Parenting concerns
  • Sleep problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, anxiety or anger problems

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Physicians, contact our women's health team to schedule a patient.

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