Caring for Your Reproductive Health Needs

This includes the ability to have a satisfying and safe sex life as well as the capability to have children on your own terms with the freedom to decide if and when to do so. We can provide you with information and access to safe, effective, and affordable methods of contraception, as well as all modern methods of pregnancy termination. We also provide sexual health and care related to sexually transmitted infections.

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Family Planning is to provide access to comprehensive reproductive health care to women regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, or citizenship. In addition, the division is committed to training OB/GYN residents in abortion and contraception as well as cultivating interests in public health, international health, research, and healthcare policy, as integral components of family planning.

Our goal is to ensure BIDMC residents are capable of providing high-quality comprehensive reproductive health care, and are developing the the knowledge and skills they need to become the future leaders in women's health.

Clinical Services

The clinical services of the Division of Family Planning are focused on providing comprehensive, safe, and confidential reproductive healthcare. Women have full access to family planning education and healthcare services through our division, including pregnancy options counseling, abortion services (first and second trimester surgical abortion and early medical abortion using the "abortion pill"), and comprehensive contraception care.

All hormonal, barrier, and intrauterine contraceptive methods are currently readily available including Essure sterilization and Nexplanon insertions.

The division works collaboratively with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts for clinical services, referrals and networking. A Complex Contraception referral clinic caters to women with chronic medical conditions or complex psychosocial situations. Physicians in the Division of Family Planning include esteemed clinical faculty members who are involved with resident training.