Division of Family Planning


Education and Training for Medical Students and Residents

Resident Training

The core purpose of the Center for Reproductive Health is to provide a learning opportunity in family planning and contraception for physicians. This objective includes a rotation for PY3 residents in obstetrics & gynecology. The opportunities available to residents include:

  • Review and discussion of relevant literature
  • Provision of medical abortion and patient information
  • Review of follow up to assess completion of abortion and provide follow up if possible
  • Conduct abortion, contraception and emergency contraception counseling sessions
  • Provision of a D&C and/or MVA
  • Participation in a weekly journal club

For more information please contact the CRH administrative line at 312-413-8681.

Medical Student Curriculum

Fourth-year medical students are given the option of choosing a women’s health elective. This elective gives students a brief introduction into family planning and contraception. The program consists of clinical, community, and research activities that address women’s health across the lifespan in a variety of cultural contexts.

Medical students will be expected to read a series of articles consisting of a wide range of topics in women’s health as well as rotating through a variety of reproductive health clinics in the Chicago area. These clinics will focus on all aspects of women’s health including contraception, termination services, nutrition, intimate partner violence, racial disparities, and adolescent services. For more information about this program, please contact the CRH administrative line at 312-413-8681.