Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Family Planning

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients. At this time, patients may bring one person to an office visit, office procedure or ultrasound. A child may also accompany the patient if the patient can supervise the child and/or bring one other person who will be responsible for the child.

We have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

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  • Increased Health Protocols
    Masks are required of all who enter our office. We do not recommend bringing a child to your visit at this time.
  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your provider through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.


Providing compassionate care and counseling to manage pregnancy complications

Jefferson Health Family Planning offers expert, whole-person care to help individuals and families manage unplanned pregnancy, loss of pregnancy and contraception for pregnancy prevention. We are committed to providing access to family planning services in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Individualized Care & Counseling

Our team offers education and counseling to guide you through your options. Together, we will align on a plan that is best for you based on your personal needs and future goals. We understand that any type of pregnancy loss can cause a range of emotions. We also provide pregnancy loss counseling with our in-house psychologist to support you every step of the way. 

At Jefferson Health, we are here to care for you. We recognize each patient’s unique circumstances – you are our priority. We make your experience as seamless as possible with direct access to our nurse coordinator to facilitate your care. 

Renowned Expertise

We provide expert medical care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. Our team has received top journal awards for innovative research and national family planning awards from the National Abortion Federation. We have also been recognized for our expertise in complicated contraception implant removals as a center of experience for removal of deeply implanted Nexplanon®. With Jefferson Health Family Planning, your care is in the hands and hearts of experts.

Leaders in our Field

We are committed to advancing reproductive justice and access to family planning services through training and research. We train future providers to understand the value of offering all family planning options to all patients in a compassionate way. We are actively conducting research to improve the quality, safety and availability of family planning options for pregnancy loss, abortion and contraception. As a member of the Society of Family Planning Clinical Research Network, our research is directly impacting family planning practices nationwide. 

If you are interested in learning more about our current family planning clinical trials, please speak with your provider or contact our research coordinator at You can also visit our OBGYN Academic website to view our areas of research and active, funded studies.


Message from our Director

“The team at Jefferson Health Family Planning is honored to provide you with comprehensive reproductive health care. Your care will be streamlined from start to finish by our dedicated nurse coordinator. 

We provide timely, compassionate care and all of our providers look forward to shepherding you through your very personal healthcare decisions. Whatever your needs may be, our goal is to not just meet your expectations, but exceed them.”

- Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH

Our Services

We offer expert, compassionate care and counseling based on your unique circumstances to help you and your family manage pregnancy loss and prevention.

Pregnancy Counseling

Our team offers education and counseling to guide you through your pregnancy options and help you make decisions that will shape your life and family. We also provide pregnancy loss counseling with our in-house psychologist. We understand that any type of pregnancy loss can be a grieving process for many of our patients.

Contraception Services

We offer a range of contraception options and will help you choose the best option for you. Our contraception options include:

  • Hormonal and non-hormonal methods
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Referrals for difficult insertions or removals of IUDs and implants
  • Sterilization (both hysteroscopic and laparoscopic)
  • Emergency contraception

We also specialize in complex contraception. We are experts in providing contraception counseling and care for patients with complicated medical histories and conditions.

Complex Pregnancy Care

We partner with Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) and Genetics at Jefferson Health to seamlessly manage complex pregnancies. We have extensive experience providing expert care to patients with fetal anomalies or medical conditions that make pregnancy complicated and potentially unsafe.

Miscarriage Management

Our team offers a range of options to manage pregnancy loss or miscarriage, including medical and surgical management. Together, we will align on the best treatment approach for you and discuss counseling options as part of our whole-person approach to care.

Abortion Care

We provide confidential, expert abortion care using the latest medical and surgical approaches in our safety-focused facilities at Jefferson Health. We respect your decision and will hold your hand throughout the entire process. From our compassionate medical care to our patient-focused counseling options, we are here for you.

Make an Appointment

If you have questions about our program or managing your visit, please check out our FAQ page.

1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669)

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