Family Planning

ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

When it comes to making choices about your body, only you know what is best. Decisions about when to grow your family or what steps to take with a difficult or unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming. Working with experts can help you make informed choices based on your individual needs. 

At ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle, our family planning team can provide the support you need. Our doctors have expertise in assisting women with chronic and complex health conditions. You will find compassionate, personalized care driven by the latest research. We strive to create a safe, comfortable environment where you will feel supported.

Conditions We Treat

  • Abnormal Pap smear
  • Abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding
  • Birth control in people with medical conditions (e.g., high blood pressure, history of blood clots, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy)
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Miscarriage
  • Painful periods
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Unplanned pregnancy

Treatments We Offer

  • Bartholin cyst management
  • Contraceptive (birth control) initiation, management
  • Evaluation of abnormal Pap smear with colposcopy
  • Family planning services
  • Hormonal management of seizures
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) placement and removal, including removal of IUDs with missing strings or abnormal location
  • Medical management of menstrual pain and heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Medication abortion
  • Miscarriage management with medication or procedure
  • Placement and removal of contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)
  • Prepregnancy counseling and testing
  • Removal of cervical and uterine polyps
  • Routine gynecologic care
  • Sterilization/tubal ligation
  • Surgical abortion
  • Treatment of abnormal Pap smear with LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including genital warts 
  • Vaccination against HPV, flu

Diagnostic Services We Offer

  • Abdominal and vaginal ultrasound
  • Biopsy of the vulva, vagina, cervix, and uterus
  • Carrier screening
  • Karyotype/chromosome analysis
  • Microarray
  • Pap smear
  • Phlebotomy
  • Urinalysis/dipstick
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Wet mount

Care at Columbia

If you have a medical condition that may impact your contraception choices, our family planning experts can coordinate care with specialists across Columbia. Our doctors are leading research for new forms of birth control and are committed to improving access to contraception.