By providing high quality family planning and preventive medicine to women from all socio-economic groups both here and abroad, Mount Sinai's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science offers our patients a full range of family planning care.
Since becoming a driving force in the treatment and research of women's reproductive health since the launch of the Division in 2007, we've offered our patients the newest formulations of oral contraceptives, including those with extended regimens that reduce or eliminate menstrual cycles. These new regimens are proved to be as safe and effective as traditional oral contraceptives.
We are also a leader in the field of cervical cancer screening and in research involving adolescent comprehension of emergency contraception that was cited by the Federal Drug Administration as one of the reasons why the over-the-counter age restriction for contraception access was lowered from 18 to 17.
Our caring and dedicated team of physicians and nurses work with the Mount Sinai Department of Social Work Services to provide comprehensive and innovative support services for patients, including our Perinatal Bereavement Program for women and families experiencing any kind of fetal loss. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Social Work Services include: counseling and guidance to help patients and family members cope with loss (in both English and Spanish), community-based referrals, and facilitation of meaningful rituals sensitive to each family's spiritual, cultural and religious beliefs.
Mount Sinai has also implemented a unique family planning training program, which has helped to place family planning physicians throughout the United States and abroad. To date, 75 residents, fellows and attending physicians at Mount Sinai have received this specialized training. This represents a major shift over the past 20 years when there weren't many residents who were trained in the sub-specialty of women's reproductive rights and family planning.
We Can Help
To make an appointment with a Mount Sinai Family Planning specialist, please call us at 212-241-4569.
Adam Jacobs, MD
Division Director, Family Planning
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Prenatal Care & Childbirth Preparation
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Dr. Adam Jacobs talks about Mount Sinai's family planning and preventive medicine services.
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