WashU Ob/Gyn > Patient Information > Family Planning & Contraception

We provide patients outstanding care in a supportive, caring and nonjudgmental environment.

Washington University complex family planning specialists are board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists with extensive and formal training in family planning. We provide our patients sound, supportive and completely confidential treatment and care in general gynecology, gynecologic surgery and family planning.

Complex Family Planning care team
David L. Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACOG

David L. Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACOG

Professor, Ob/Gyn
Division Chief: Complex Family Planning, Contraception, & Gynecology

Division: Complex Family Planning, Contraception, & Gynecology

Admin; Kathy Nesser

Susan Mitchell-Derenski, APRN, WHNP-BC

Susan Mitchell-Derenski, APRN, WHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Contraceptive Choice Center
Complex Family Planning, Contraception, & Gynecology

Admin; Kathy Nesser

Jennifer Reeves, MD, MPH

Jennifer Reeves, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn
Complex Family Planning, Contraception, & Gynecology

Division: Complex Family Planning, Contraception, & Gynecology

AdminKathy Nesser

Where we see patients
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Memorial East Medical Building – Shiloh

Memorial East Medical Building – Shiloh

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North County – Washington University Gynecology

North County – Washington University Gynecology

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Women’s Health Center – Central West End

Center for Outpatient Health

Family planning and contraception

Our patients benefit from the expertise of a board certified subspecialists in complex family planning. professional team offering the full range of family planning services, including pregnancy planning, contraception and prevention, as well as difficult IUD and implant removal. In the management of pregnancies diagnosed with maternal complications, we also work with specialists in maternal-fetal medicine.

We know that decisions regarding pregnancy can be difficult, and our specialists provide caring and qualified counseling in addition to medical services and support.

Our family planning services include:

  • Counseling in pregnancy options
  • Medical and surgical management of miscarriage in first and second trimester
  • Contraception
    • Counseling in birth control methods to prevent unplanned pregnancies
    • Intrauterine devices (IUD) and implants, including management of difficult removals
    • Hormonal contraception
    • Female sterilization
    • Contraception for medically complex patients

General gynecology

Our specialists also provide general gynecologic and reproductive health care, including minor and major gynecologic surgery, for patients of all ages.

Our general gynecologic services include:

  • Annual gynecologic exams, cervical cancer screening, human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, and other preventative gynecologic care
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs / STDs) testing and treatment
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding and uterine fibroids management
  • Abnormal Pap smear diagnosis and treatment, including colposcopy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Menopause and hormonal therapy management
  • Major and minor gynecologic surgeries, including hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and hysterectomy

Make an appointment

Washington University family planning specialists:

If you are of reproductive age and need to see a doctor soon, you may also call the Contraceptive Choice Center (C3):
Visit the C3 website »

When you call, please have your insurance card ready.
See accepted insurance plans »

If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for a lower fee scale if you see our specialists at the Contraceptive Choice Center (C3).
See C3 payment and insurance information »

Contact us


Urgent appointments:
Call the Contraceptive Choice Center »

Fax: 888-315-6494

Referring a patient

Need to utilize or inquire about clinical research services or facilities?

We are happy to help! Please email obgynresearch@email.wustl.edu or complete one of the intake forms below. Please note, investigators outside of the WashU OBGYN department should utilize the external inquiry form.