University Launches Complex Contraception Clinic for Women Who Need to Avoid Pregnancy

The School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has recently launched the Complex Contraception Clinic to serve women with complicated medical issues who either desire to or medically need to avoid pregnancy. The clinic’s team from UAB’s department of obstetrics and gynecology will counsel women on evidence-based contraceptive options and develop temporary or permanent plans that best suit each patient’s medical needs.

“There are a lot of women who, for a wide-range of medical reasons, simply need to prevent pregnancy. Our goal is to work with those women to develop a contraception plan that is best for their comprehensive health needs, as well as their personal desires,” said Dr. Margaret Boozer, director of the clinic. “It could be the woman living with lupus, or in the midst of chemotherapy, or someone with a congenital heart defect — those health issues complicate potential pregnancies and put a woman’s own health at significant risk. We’re here to guide them through their options before pregnancy ever occurs.”

Dr. Boozer earned her medical degree at Duke University and served as an intern and a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The new clinic is currently accepting patients. More information can be found here.

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