The Complex Family Planning Fellowship aims to develop obstetrician-gynecologist leaders in abortion and contraception through training in clinical care, research, and education.

Over 400 obstetrician-gynecologists and family physicians have graduated from the Fellowship in Family Planning (the predecessor to ABOG/ACGME’s ob-gyn Complex Family Planning Fellowship) and are now leaders in abortion and contraception research, education, clinical care, and advocacy. Explore research from our Fellowship graduates.

ACGME Accreditation: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Requirements for Complex Family Planning Fellowship program are available here. If your Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is interested in learning more, please contact the Fellowship team at

Funding: Funding for all fellows salary/benefits, research projects, and associated program costs must be covered by individual programs/institutions.  

Meet a few graduates of the Fellowship

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Grace Ferguson, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh, 2019
Allegheny Health Network
"I often think about my own experience running a randomized controlled trial for my Fellowship project, and how I would never have had that opportunity otherwise. The resources available to the Fellowship are innumerable and invaluable in crafting an academic career. Having the Fellowship under my belt has given me the tools to transform what my department can offer both clinically to patients and educationally for its residents."
Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh, 2014
University of Minnesota
"The Fellowship in Complex Family Planning helped develop clinical skills to allow me to bear witness and support people making the best pregnancy decisions for themselves and the health of their families. As a family planning subspecialist, I use advocacy and research skills imparted in Fellowship to continue to advance reproductive health equity and help ensure a future where every person has the right to choose."
Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School, 2008
Brigham and Women's Hospital
"The generosity of this Fellowship community is unmatched. The shared expertise within our family planning family provides me great confidence as a clinician, an educator and a researcher. My fondest memories of fellowship involve the interview process, and meeting my fellow classmates. The continued bonding with my classmates and others at the annual meetings allow those friendships to be exceedingly meaningful and cherished. "