Welcome to the Family Planning Division
The Family Planning Division has extensive educational program includes teaching activities for medical students,
fellows in family planning, and junior faculty scholars. In addition to the regular curriculum, medical students are offered sub-internship and elective courses. Resident teaching includes interactive didactics and a teaching workshop. As an academic center, we also conduct cutting-edge clinical, translational and basic research.
UC San Diego offers family planning services with expert care from physicians who specialize in family planning. We emphasize helping you choose the best options for your particular situation. Funding assistance is available for patients with financial barriers. Services include:
- Basic contraception consultation and services
- Emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing and options counseling
- Nexplanon insertions and removals
- Contraceptive injectables (Depo-Provera)
- IUD insertion (for women who have or have not given birth) and removal
- Miscarriage management
- Management of abnormal or unintended pregnancies
- Postpartum contraception
- Laparoscopic sterilization
- Essure hysteroscopic sterilizations (no incision)
Comprehensive Contraception Clinic
This unique program serves women who have complex medical issues (including epilepsy, bariatric surgery or uncontrolled diabetes) and would benefit from counseling about safe and highly effective contraceptive options. If you've been told not to become pregnant because of medical issues, we offer contraceptive advice based on the latest evidence from family planning experts.
To schedule an appointment, call 619-806-7108.
Immediate versus delayed postpartum use of levonorgestrel contraceptive implants: a randomized controlled trial in Uganda
Sarah Averbach, Othman Kakaire, Herbert Kayiga, Felicia Lester, Abby Sokoloff, Josaphat Byamugisha, Christine Dehlendorf, Jody Steinauer
Publication stage: In Press Accepted Manuscript
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The effect of intrauterine devices on acquisition and clearance of human papillomavirus
Sarah H. Averbach, Yifei Ma, Karen Smith-McCune, Stephen Shiboski, Anna B. Moscicki
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 216, Issue 4, p386.e1–386.e5
Published online: December 13, 2016
Sheila Mody, MD
Sarah Averbach, MD
Training and Education
Fellowship Training Program in Family Planning
Women's Reproductive Health Research Program
Labs and Research
Dr. Mody's Research
Dr. Mody has several existing family planning research projects taking place at UCSD. Most of the projects focus on Complex Contraception and involve collaborations with other departments such as Transplant Surgery, Neurology, Psychiatry and Oncology. She is also has studies looking at pain control for intrauterine device placement.
Dr. Averbach's Research
Dr. Averbach has considerable experience in global reproductive health and research as well as clinical expertise in family planning gained during her fellowship training at UCSF. She has an interest in developing a program in global reproductive health education and research within the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD. This program will seek to address health disparities in family planning care and to transform patient care and research collaborations globally in a sustainable way. In order to build this program, she will focus on strengthening relationships with colleagues in academic institutions and NGOs around the world including existing relationships in Nepal, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Bonnie Crouthamel, MD
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