Family planning options have changed significantly in recent years. With so many choices, a patient may be uncertain about which method best suits her needs and lifestyle.
A key role of the obstetrician/gynecologist is to inform patients about the latest in pregnancy prevention and family planning options. An ob/gyn with specialized training in family planning can also serve as a consultant for patients with medical problems in need of contraception, treatment of a miscarriage, and abnormal, or undesired pregnancy. In addition, after a pregnancy loss, a woman can benefit from receiving pregnancy loss counseling.
The Penn Family Planning & Pregnancy Loss Center is a comprehensive program that strives to provide excellent medical and emotional reproductive health care to clients while integrating and enhancing family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents.
Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Services
- Contraception counseling for patients with complex medical conditions. Options may include: Intra-uterine device (IUD), implanted contraception, hormonal contraception, hysteroscopic tubal ligation.
- Labor induction
- Medical and surgical management of miscarriage
- Medical and surgical pregnancy termination
- Pregnancy options counseling>
- Post-pregnancy loss/counseling and referral
- Sterilization procedures
- Training for medical students and residents
The Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center provides each patient individual care and attention and when appropriate, the program partners with ob/gyn generalists, specialists and researchers. For patients who have a preexisting health condition, the program collaborates with other departments including cardiac, oncology, internal medicine, surgery and more, regarding the patient's reproductive health care options.
Penn's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has made a commitment to provide a family planning program that supports every person’s need to make voluntary and informed decisions about their reproductive health. Our Center cares for a diverse patient population in a nonjudgmental, caring and supportive environment.
The Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss Center
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1000 Courtyard Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-789-PENN (7366).