Family Planning

If you are not ready to start a family, the Family Planning Clinic at University of Michigan Health can help you, especially if you have a chronic or complex medical condition.

We offer our patients the following services: 

  • All forms of contraception other than vasectomy, including for patients with chronic medical diseases or medical conditions that make choosing the right contraceptive method more complex

  • Treatment for patients who have had a miscarriage, including expectant (“watchful waiting”) management, treatment with medications (including mifepristone and misoprostol), or in-clinic and operating room uterine aspiration (“D+C”) procedures

  • Pregnancy options counseling, including for patients with underlying medical issues or couples dealing with abnormal, unexpected or undesired pregnancies

  • Pregnancy termination (with medications and with surgical procedures) up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. Many of the patients we see for abortion care at U-M Health are diagnosed with a problem in their pregnancy, including fetal genetic or other diagnoses; experience complications that make ongoing pregnancy and giving birth dangerous; or have a serious underlying medical issue that requires hospital-level care. We may also be able to offer first trimester medication abortion in some of our outpatient clinics. For other abortion care services, you can arrange to be seen at a range of local abortion care centers including Planned Parenthood of Michigan’s Ann Arbor Health Center and Northland Family Planning. At both sites, we have U-M Health OB-GYN faculty and/or residents and fellows who provide care. Planned Parenthood of Michigan also has many other health centers across the state that can assist if you are seeking in-clinic and medication abortion care, including telemedicine medication abortion for some eligible patients.

Our U-M Health team is specially trained to provide reproductive health services to patients with underlying medical conditions, including serious ones. We also can help patients determine if they may qualify for funding support for family planning services.

We know that many people have questions about whether abortion remains legal or not in Michigan. It is important that you know that abortion remains legal in Michigan for the foreseeable future. While our state has a 1931 abortion ban on the books, a recent Michigan Court of Claims order has temporarily blocked enforcement of that ban despite the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruling the precedent previously set under Roe v. Wade and related cases