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Section of Family Planning

About the Section

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati has a section of Family Planning and is designated as an official Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning. This prestigious program is part of a national network of residency programs that enhance comprehensive resident training. Our faculty specialize in and train residents in abortion, surgical management of abnormal/medically complicated pregnancies, complex contraception, LARC, advocacy and grieving/bereavement counseling. Our program has been designed to be in full compliance with ACGME requirements and maintains a partial participation option for our residents. 

The Family Planning Section is comprised of 3 physicians who specialize in provision of care that is non-judgmental, compassionate, and respectful of a patient's wishes. Through a partnership with Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, we are able to provide the full range of reproductive health services. Because our Center for Women's Health is located adjacent to an academic medical center, we are also able to provide contraceptive services to people with a range of complex health issues including (but not limited to) cancer, renal disease, neurological conditions, PCOS, endometriosis, spinal cord injury, transplant recipients, and a wide variety of other factors that may interact with contraceptive needs. 

The staff and faculty trust and respect our patients and their families to know what they need regarding their reproductive health care. They educate and support patients through sometimes difficult decisions, while ensuring timely access to family planning services. Patient-centered, informed decision making is a core focus for the team. 

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Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Sciences Building Room 4555
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location: 0526
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526

Family Planning Section
Martha Walter-Program Manager
waltermh@ucmail.uc.edu