Christine Dehlendorf, MD
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 20
San Francisco, CA 94110
As a family physician with advanced training in family planning and a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, I perform research and clinical work designed to address the family planning needs of low-income, diverse populations. My research program focuses on contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities.
Education and Training
Degree or Training
University of California, San Francisco
M.A.S. in Clinical Research
Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
University of California, San Francisco
Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
University of California, San Francisco
Clinic, Contraception, Decision aids, Implementation & dissemination science listservs, Implementation Science, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Migrants/refugees, People with limited English proficiency, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Works-in-progress seminars
In the News
Recent Articles (65)
Block A, Dehlendorf C, Biggs MA, McNeil S, Goodman S. Postgraduate Experiences With an Advanced Reproductive Health and Abortion Training and Leadership Program. Fam Med. 2017 Oct; 49(9):706-713.
Dehlendorf C, Henderson JT, Vittinghoff E, Steinauer J, Hessler D. Development of a Patient-Reported Measure of the Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning Care. Contraception. 2017 Sep 18.
Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Corrigendum to "Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling" [Contraception (2017) 95:452-455]. Contraception. 2017 Sep 05.
Dehlendorf C, Anderson N, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Steinauer J. Quality and Content of Patient-Provider Communication About Contraception: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Sep - Oct; 27(5):530-538.
Gavin LE, Ahrens KA, Dehlendorf C, Frederiksen BN, Decker E, Moskosky S. Future directions in performance measures for contraceptive care: a proposed framework. Contraception. 2017 Sep; 96(3):138-144.
Holt K, Dehlendorf C, Langer A. Defining quality in contraceptive counseling to improve measurement of individuals' experiences and enable service delivery improvement. Contraception. 2017 Sep; 96(3):133-137.
Averbach S, Kakaire O, Kayiga H, Lester F, Sokoloff A, Byamugisha J, Dehlendorf C, Steinauer J. Immediate versus delayed postpartum use of levonorgestrel contraceptive implants: a randomized controlled trial in Uganda. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 10.
Dehlendorf C, Gavin L, Witt J, Moskosky S. Facilitating State-Wide Collaboration around Family Planning Care in the Context of Zika. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):392-399.
Wallace R, DiLaura A, Dehlendorf C. "Every Person's Just Different": Women's Experiences with Counseling for Early Pregnancy Loss Management. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):456-462.
Dehlendorf C, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer J, Swiader L, Grumbach K, Hall C, Kuppermann M. Development and field testing of a decision support tool to facilitate shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jul; 100(7):1374-1381.
Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Contraception. 2017 May; 95(5):452-455.
Kimport K, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S. Patient-provider conversations about sterilization: A qualitative analysis. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):227-233.
Callegari LS, Aiken AR, Dehlendorf C, Cason P, Borrero S. Addressing potential pitfalls of reproductive life planning with patient-centered counseling. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb; 216(2):129-134.
McLean M, Steinauer J, Schmittdiel J, Chan P, Dehlendorf C. Provider self-disclosure during contraceptive counseling. Contraception. 2017 Feb; 95(2):161-166.
Dehlendorf C, Gavin L, Moskosky S. Providing family planning care in the context of Zika: a toolkit for providers from the US Office of Population Affairs. Contraception. 2017 Jan; 95(1):1-4.
Aiken AR, Borrero S, Callegari LS, Dehlendorf C. Rethinking the Pregnancy Planning Paradigm: Unintended Conceptions or Unrepresentative Concepts? Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016 09; 48(3):147-51.
Dehlendorf C, Henderson JT, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Schmittdiel J, Lee J, Schillinger D, Steinauer J. Association of the quality of interpersonal care during family planning counseling with contraceptive use. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul; 215(1):78.e1-9.
Jackson AV, Karasek D, Dehlendorf C, Foster DG. Racial and ethnic differences in women's preferences for features of contraceptive methods. Contraception. 2016 May; 93(5):406-11.
Moseson H, Massaquoi M, Dehlendorf C, Bawo L, Dahn B, Zolia Y, Vittinghoff E, Hiatt RA, Gerdts C. Reducing under-reporting of stigmatized health events using the List Experiment: results from a randomized, population-based study of abortion in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 44(6):1951-8.
Gubrium AC, Mann ES, Borrero S, Dehlendorf C, Fields J, Geronimus AT, Gómez AM, Harris LH, Higgins JA, Kimport K, Luker K, Luna Z, Mamo L, Roberts D, Romero D, Sisson G. Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):18-9.
Dehlendorf CE, Fox EE, Ali RF, Anderson NC, Reed RD, Lichtenberg ES. Medication abortion failure in women with and without previous cesarean delivery. Contraception. 2015 Nov; 92(5):463-8.
Grady CD, Dehlendorf C, Cohen ED, Schwarz EB, Borrero S. Racial and ethnic differences in contraceptive use among women who desire no future children, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception. 2015 Jul; 92(1):62-70.
Dehlendorf C, Bellanca H, Policar M. Performance measures for contraceptive care: what are we actually trying to measure? Contraception. 2015 Jun; 91(6):433-7.
Levy K, Minnis AM, Lahiff M, Schmittdiel J, Dehlendorf C. Bringing patients' social context into the examination room: an investigation of the discussion of social influence during contraceptive counseling. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jan-Feb; 25(1):13-21.
Dehlendorf C, Krajewski C, Borrero S. Contraceptive counseling: best practices to ensure quality communication and enable effective contraceptive use. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec; 57(4):659-73.
Dehlendorf C, Kimport K, Levy K, Steinauer J. A qualitative analysis of approaches to contraceptive counseling. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Dec; 46(4):233-40.
Anderson N, Steinauer J, Valente T, Koblentz J, Dehlendorf C. Women's social communication about IUDs: a?qualitative?analysis. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Sep; 46(3):141-8.
Elwyn G, Dehlendorf C, Epstein RM, Marrin K, White J, Frosch DL. Shared decision making and motivational interviewing: achieving patient-centered care across the spectrum of health care problems. Ann Fam Med. 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):270-5.
Kennedy S, Grewal M, Roberts EM, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. A qualitative study of pregnancy intention and the use of contraception among homeless women with children. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 May; 25(2):757-70.
Minnis AM, Mavedzenge SN, Luecke E, Dehlendorf C. Provider counseling to young women seeking family planning services. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Dec; 46(4):223-31.
Craig AD, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S, Harper CC, Rocca CH. Exploring young adults' contraceptive knowledge and attitudes: disparities by race/ethnicity and age. Womens Health Issues. 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):e281-9.
Dehlendorf C, Tharayil M, Anderson N, Gbenedio K, Wittman A, Steinauer J. Counseling about IUDs: a mixed-methods analysis. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Sep; 46(3):133-40.
Dehlendorf C, Park SY, Emeremni CA, Comer D, Vincett K, Borrero S. Racial/ethnic disparities in contraceptive use: variation by age and women's reproductive experiences. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun; 210(6):526.e1-9.
Dehlendorf C, Harris LH, Weitz TA. Disparities in abortion rates: a public health approach. Am J Public Health. 2013 Oct; 103(10):1772-9.
Borrero S, Farkas A, Dehlendorf C, Rocca CH. Racial and ethnic differences in men's knowledge and attitudes about contraception. Contraception. 2013 Oct; 88(4):532-8.
Dobkin LM, Perrucci AC, Dehlendorf C. Pregnancy options counseling for adolescents: overcoming barriers to care and preserving preference. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Apr; 43(4):96-102.
Steinauer JE, Sokoloff A, Roberts EM, Drey EA, Dehlendorf CE, Prager SW. Immediate versus delayed initiation of the contraceptive patch after abortion: a randomized trial. Contraception. 2014 Jan; 89(1):42-7.
Goodman S, Shih G, Hawkins M, Feierabend S, Lossy P, Waxman NJ, Gold M, Dehlendorf C. A long-term evaluation of a required reproductive health training rotation with opt-out provisions for family medicine residents. Fam Med. 2013 Mar; 45(3):180-6.
Wallace R, Dehlendorf C, Vittinghoff E, Gold KJ, Dalton VK. Early pregnancy failure management among family physicians. Fam Med. 2013 Mar; 45(3):173-9.
Waldura JF, Neff S, Dehlendorf C, Goldschmidt RH. Teleconsultation improves primary care clinicians' confidence about caring for HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jun; 28(6):793-800.
Diedrich JT, Drey EA, Dehlendorf C, Steinauer JE. Women's questions after postabortion insertion of intrauterine contraception. Contraception. 2013 Sep; 88(3):396-400.
Dehlendorf C, Levy K, Kelley A, Grumbach K, Steinauer J. Women's preferences for contraceptive counseling and decision making. Contraception. 2013 Aug; 88(2):250-6.
Shih G, Dubé K, Dehlendorf C. "We never thought of a vasectomy": a qualitative study of men and women's counseling around sterilization. Contraception. 2013 Sep; 88(3):376-81.
Shih G, Dubé K, Sheinbein M, Borrero S, Dehlendorf C. He's a real man: a qualitative study of the social context of couples' vasectomy decisions among a racially diverse population. Am J Mens Health. 2013 May; 7(3):206-13.
Harper CC, Henderson JT, Raine TR, Goodman S, Darney PD, Thompson KM, Dehlendorf C, Speidel JJ. Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists. Fam Med. 2012 Oct; 44(9):637-45.
Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Landy U, Darney P. Multi-specialty family planning training: collaborating to meet the needs of women. Contraception. 2012 Sep; 86(3):188-90.
Castellanos JM, Smith LM, Varosy PD, Dehlendorf C, Marcus GM. Referring physicians' discordance with the primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator guidelines: a national survey. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Jun; 9(6):874-81.
Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Vittinghoff E, Ruskin R, Steinauer J. A study of physician recommendations for reversible contraceptive methods using standardized patients. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Dec; 43(4):224-9.
Dehlendorf C, Foster DG, de Bocanegra HT, Brindis C, Bradsberry M, Darney P. Race, ethnicity and differences in contraception among low-income women: methods received by Family PACT Clients, California, 2001-2007. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Sep; 43(3):181-7.
Shih G, Vittinghoff E, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. Racial and ethnic disparities in contraceptive method choice in California. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Sep; 43(3):173-80.
Dehlendorf C, Weitz T. Access to abortion services: a neglected health disparity. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 May; 22(2):415-21.
Dehlendorf C, Rinehart W. Communication in reproductive health: intimate topics and challenging conversations. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Dec; 81(3):321-3.
Dehlendorf C, Diedrich J, Drey E, Postone A, Steinauer J. Preferences for decision-making about contraception and general health care among reproductive age women at an abortion clinic. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Dec; 81(3):343-8.
Dehlendorf C, Ruskin R, Grumbach K, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K, Schillinger D, Steinauer J. Recommendations for intrauterine contraception: a randomized trial of the effects of patients' race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 203(4):319.e1-8.
Borrero S, Abebe K, Dehlendorf C, Schwarz EB, Creinin MD, Nikolajski C, Ibrahim S. Racial variation in tubal sterilization rates: role of patient-level factors. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jan; 95(1):17-22.
Dehlendorf C, Ruskin R, Darney P, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Steinauer J. The effect of patient gynecologic history on clinician contraceptive counseling. Contraception. 2010 Sep; 82(3):281-5.
Dehlendorf C, Bryant AS, Huddleston HG, Jacoby VL, Fujimoto VY. Health disparities: definitions and measurements. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 202(3):212-3.
Dehlendorf C, Rodriguez MI, Levy K, Borrero S, Steinauer J. Disparities in family planning. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 202(3):214-20.
Dehlendorf C, Levy K, Ruskin R, Steinauer J. Health care providers' knowledge about contraceptive evidence: a barrier to quality family planning care? Contraception. 2010 Apr; 81(4):292-8.
Dehlendorf C, Marchi K, Vittinghoff E, Braveman P. Sociocultural determinants of teenage childbearing among Latinas in California. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Mar; 14(2):194-201.
Dehlendorf CE, Grumbach K. Medical liability insurance as a barrier to the provision of abortion services in family medicine. Am J Public Health. 2008 Oct; 98(10):1770-4.
Brahmi D, Dehlendorf C, Engel D, Grumbach K, Joffe C, Gold M. A descriptive analysis of abortion training in family medicine residency programs. Fam Med. 2007 Jun; 39(6):399-403.
Dehlendorf C, Brahmi D, Engel D, Grumbach K, Joffe C, Gold M. Integrating abortion training into family medicine residency programs. Fam Med. 2007 May; 39(5):337-42.
Dehlendorf CE, Wolfe SM. Physicians disciplined for sex-related offenses. JAMA. 1998 Jun 17; 279(23):1883-8.
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