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Family Planning and Preconception Care

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At Weill Cornell Medicine, we understand that your reproductive and sexual health is highly personal and unique to you. Our team of doctors and nurses are here to provide comforting and caring support, along with expert medical care.

We are passionate about helping our patients achieve optimum health, wellbeing and your individual goals — as well as empowering you with information so that you can confidently make decisions about your care and future.

The Weill Cornell Medicine Family Planning Program is here to help you achieve the best possible reproductive and sexual health. Our team is also committed to family planning research, physician training and education.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine?

Individualized family planning and preconception care: Our doctors and nurses understand that your reproductive and sexual health is yours and yours alone. We give each patient personalized attention to understand your lifestyle, any medical conditions and goals for your long-term health.

In our safe, respectul, supportive and comfortable facilities, we discuss your options to achieve long-term reproductive and sexual health. Our team then provides medical care that supports your decisions.

Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: The Weill Cornell Medicine Family Planning Program includes obstetricians (doctors specializing in pregnancy care), gynecologists (doctors specializing in female health) and maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists. Our specialists collaborate to provide you with the best possible care for all aspects of your reproductive and sexual health.

Your family planning specialist may also consult with experts in reproductive medicine for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility services.

Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.

Services We Provide

Our team provides family planning services:

Contraception services: Our team provides counseling about contraception and birth control, helping you understand your options and choose what is best for you. We provide all FDA-approved birth control methods:

  • Birth control pills, vaginal ring and shots
  • Intrauterine device (IUD), including implantation and removal
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception to alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding or menstrual pain
  • Permanent contraception, including tubal ligation

If you have a complex medical condition, our team has the specialized expertise to help you find the best contraceptive option to help you achieve long-term health.

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and care: We provide testing and care for all sexually transmitted infections. All STIs can be treated with medications, so it is important to get tested frequently to stay healthy.

Pregnancy testing and options counseling: Our family planning specialists provide a safe, supportive environment for you to receive pregnancy testing. If a pregnancy test indicates that you are pregnant, you will discuss your options with your doctor, receiving information and resources about pregnancy (prenatal) care, assistance finding adoption resources and termination options.

Our team provides the information you need to make the right decision for you and your life. We support all patients respectfully, without judgement or pressure.

Comprehensive abortion services: If you decide to terminate a pregnancy, our team is here to support and care for you. We provide medical and procedural termination services, prioritizing your comfort.

Miscarriage support and management: Our team understands that pregnancy loss can be physically and emotionally challenging. We are experienced in providing compassionate care for miscarriage. If necessary, we will provide treatment (medication or procedure to help your body pass the miscarriage).

Our team will provide care after your misscarriage to help you recover physically and emotionally.

Care for early pregnancy complications: Our team of compassionate and highly experienced doctors are here to help diagnose and care for early pregnancy complications, including ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus).

Preconception care: We are here to help you plan and prepare for a future pregnancy. We help you achieve optimum physical health and improve the health and safety of your home environment and provide resources to learn about parenthood so that you can have the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.

About Our Physicians

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.