VCU’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology believes that patients deserve respectful, compassionate and supportive care. Faculty members and residents provide a broad spectrum of family planning services, including:

  • Contraceptive counseling and management
  • Management of pregnancy loss in the first and second trimester
  • Options counseling and future pregnancy guidance
  • Interruption of pregnancy
  • Sterilization

Our family planning faculty are dedicated to ensuring that patients and their families have a full understanding of their options and receive comprehensive services and support.

Education

Residents spend one-month rotations in family planning during both PGY-1 and PGY-2 in keeping with requirements from the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements. We encourage those interested in pursuing a fellowship in complex family planning to gain additional exposure to the subspecialty during an elective rotation.

Learn more about our residency program

Research

Topics of ongoing research include:

  • Pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis
  • Expedited partner therapy
  • Cervical preparation in the setting of fetal demise
  • Immediate postpartum contraception
Frances Casey, M.D.

Frances Casey, M.D.

Frances Casey, M.D.

Frances Casey, M.D.

Department of OB/GYN

Associate Professor

Email: frances.casey@vcuhealth.org

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Amy B. Nelson, M.D.

Amy B. Nelson, M.D.

Amy B. Nelson, M.D.

Amy B. Nelson, M.D.

Department of OB/GYN

Clinical Associate Professor

Email: amy.nelson@vcuhealth.org

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