Christine Dehlendorf, MD


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.
M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2008 - Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Cert, 2007 - Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Fellowship, - , University of California, San Francisco
  1. Dehlendorf C, Perritt J. Statewide Contraceptive Access Initiatives: A Critical Perspective. 2022. PMID: 35767799

  2. Razon N, Wulf S, Perez C, McNeil S, Maldonado L, Fields AB, Holt K, Fox E, Silverstein I, Dehlendorf C. Family Physicians' Barriers and Facilitators in Incorporating Medication Abortion. 2022. PMID: 35641055

  3. Thiel de Bocanegra H, Dehlendorf C, Kuppermann M, Vangala SS, Moscicki AB. Impact of an educational tool on young women's knowledge of cervical cancer screening recommendations. 2022. PMID: 35312891

  4. Razon N, Wulf S, Perez C, McNeil S, Maldonado L, Fields AB, Carvajal D, Logan R, Dehlendorf C. Exploring the impact of mifepristone's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) on the integration of medication abortion into US family medicine primary care clinics. 2022. PMID: 35131289

  5. Lerma K, McBrayer A, Nathan S, Dehlendorf C, White K. Use of a contraceptive decision support tool in the abortion care setting. 2022. PMID: 35081390

  6. Moniz MH, Dalton VK, Smith RD, Owens LE, Landis-Lewis Z, Peahl AF, Van Kainen B, Punch MR, Wetmore MK, Bonawitz K, Kolenic GE, Dehlendorf C, Heisler M. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Toolkit-Based Process to Implement Patient-Centered, Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Services. 2021. PMID: 34655551

  7. Tebb KP, Dehlendorf C, Rodriguez F, Fix M, Tancredi DJ, Reed R, Brindis CD, Schwarz EB. Promoting Teen-to-Teen Contraceptive Communication with the SpeakOut Intervention, a Cluster Randomized Trial. 2021. PMID: 34520728

  8. Karlin J, Sarnaik S, Holt K, Dehlendorf C, Joffe C, Steinauer J. Greasing the wheels: The impact of COVID-19 on US physician attitudes and practices regarding medication abortion. 2021. PMID: 33932400

  9. Barney A, Rodriguez F, Schwarz EB, Reed R, Tancredi D, Brindis CD, Dehlendorf C, Tebb KP. Adapting to Changes in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research: Social Media as an Expedited Recruitment Strategy. 2021. PMID: 33632643

  10. Moscicki AB, Chang C, Vangala S, Zhou X, Elashoff DA, Dehlendorf C, Sawaya GF, Kuppermann M, Duron Y, Wyand FL, Navarro SK, Thiel de Bocanegra H. Effect of 2 Interventions on Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline Adherence. 2021. PMID: 33632649

  11. Callegari LS, Nelson KM, Arterburn DE, Dehlendorf C, Magnusson SL, Benson SK, Schwarz EB, Borrero S. Development and Pilot Testing of a Patient-Centered Web-Based Reproductive Decision Support Tool for Primary Care. 2021. PMID: 33538956

  12. Dehlendorf C, Akers AY, Borrero S, Callegari LS, Cadena D, Gomez AM, Hart J, Jimenez L, Kuppermann M, Levy B, Lu MC, Malin K, Simpson M, Verbiest S, Yeung M, Crear-Perry J. Evolving the Preconception Health Framework: A Call for Reproductive and Sexual Health Equity. 2021. PMID: 33416289

  13. Dehlendorf C, Fox E, Silverstein IA, Hoffman A, Campora Pérez MP, Holt K, Reed R, Hessler D. Development of the Person-Centered Contraceptive Counseling scale (PCCC), a short form of the Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning care scale. 2021. PMID: 33508252

  14. Sewell WC, Solleveld P, Seidman D, Dehlendorf C, Marcus JL, Krakower DS. Patient-Led Decision-Making for HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis. 2021. PMID: 33417201

  15. Johns NE, Dixit A, Ghule M, Begum S, Battala M, Kully G, Silverman J, Dehlendorf C, Raj A, Averbach S. Validation of the Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning Scale in a rural Indian setting. 2020. PMID: 32793878

  16. Congdon JL, Trope LA, Bruce JS, Chung PJ, Dehlendorf C, Chamberlain LJ. Meeting the Needs of Postpartum Women With and Without a Recent Preterm Birth: Perceptions of Maternal Family Planning in Pediatrics. 2019. PMID: 31875305

  17. Dehlendorf C, Fox E, Sharma AE, Zhang J, Yang S, Centola D. Birth Control Connect: a randomized trial of an online group to disseminate contraceptive information. 2020. PMID: 32032641

  18. Holt K, Reed R, Perry JC, Scott C, Wulf S, Dehlendorf C. Beyond same-day LARC access: A person-centered framework for advancing high quality, equitable contraceptive care. 2019. PMID: 31809706

  19. Holt K, Kimport K, Kuppermann M, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. Patient-provider communication before and after implementation of the contraceptive decision support tool My Birth Control. 2019. PMID: 31537316

  20. Callegari LS, Aiken ARA, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S. Reproductive Life Planning and Patient-Centered Care: Can the Inconsistencies be Reconciled? 2019. PMID: 31152282

  21. Ti A, Burns R, Barnert E, Sufrin C, Dehlendorf C. Perspectives on patient-centered family planning care from incarcerated girls: a qualitative study. 2019. PMID: 31181329

  22. Dehlendorf C, Fitzpatrick J, Fox E, Holt K, Vittinghoff E, Reed R, Campora MP, Sokoloff A, Kuppermann M. Cluster Randomized Trial of a Patient-Centered Contraceptive Decision Support Tool, My Birth Control. 2019. PMID: 30763545

  23. Dianat S, Fox E, Ahrens KA, Upadhyay UD, Zlidar VM, Gallo MF, Stidd RL, Moskosky S, Dehlendorf C. Side Effects and Health Benefits of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: A Systematic Review. 2019. PMID: 30633132

  24. Donnelly KZ, Dehlendorf C, Reed R, Agusti D, Thompson R. Adapting the Interpersonal Quality in Family Planning care scale to assess patient perspectives on abortion care. 2019. PMID: 30666466

  25. Chen M, Lindley A, Kimport K, Dehlendorf C. An in-depth analysis of the use of shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. 2018. PMID: 30471263

  26. Fox E, Reyna A, Malcolm NM, Rosmarin RB, Zapata LB, Frederiksen BN, Moskosky SB, Dehlendorf C. Client Preferences for Contraceptive Counseling: ASystematic Review. 2018. PMID: 30342632

  27. Zapata LB, Pazol K, Dehlendorf C, Curtis KM, Malcolm NM, Rosmarin RB, Frederiksen BN. Contraceptive Counseling in Clinical Settings: An Updated Systematic Review. 2018. PMID: 30342631

  28. Pazol K, Zapata LB, Dehlendorf C, Malcolm NM, Rosmarin RB, Frederiksen BN. Impact of Contraceptive Education on Knowledge and Decision Making: An Updated Systematic Review. 2018. PMID: 30342633

  29. Borrero S, Frietsche S, Dehlendorf C. Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Faith Centers Operating in Bad Faith. 2018. PMID: 30338473

  30. Steinauer J, Baron M, Freedman L, Perrucci A, Dehlendorf C, Cipriano SD. Promoting medical student self-awareness through a challenging patient workshop. 2018. PMID: 30280419

  31. Craig AD, Steinauer J, Kuppermann M, Schmittdiel JA, Dehlendorf C. Pill, patch, or ring? A mixed methods analysis of provider counseling about combined hormonal contraception. 2018. PMID: 30227121

  32. Holt K, Zavala I, Quintero X, Mendoza D, McCormick MC, Dehlendorf C, Lieberman E, Langer A. Women's preferences for contraceptive counseling in Mexico: Results from a focus group study. 2018. PMID: 30012157

  33. Moseson H, Dehlendorf C, Gerdts C, Vittinghoff E, Hiatt RA, Barber J. No one to turn to: low social support and the incidence of undesired pregnancy in the United States. 2018. PMID: 30220308

  34. Mengesha BM, Carter JT, Dehlendorf CE, Rodriguez AJ, Steinauer JE. Perioperative pregnancy interval, contraceptive counseling experiences and contraceptive use in women undergoing bariatric surgery. 2018. PMID: 29634911

  35. Dehlendorf C, Reed R, Fox E, Seidman D, Hall C, Steinauer J. Ensuring our research reflects our values: The role of family planning research in advancing reproductive autonomy. 2018. PMID: 29545022

  36. Moseson H, Gerdts C, Dehlendorf C, Hiatt RA, Vittinghoff E. Multivariable regression analysis of list experiment data on abortion: results from a large, randomly-selected population based study in Liberia. Volume 15 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 29268794

  37. Block A, Dehlendorf C, Biggs MA, McNeil S, Goodman S. Postgraduate Experiences With an Advanced Reproductive Health and Abortion Training and Leadership Program. Volume 49 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 29045988

  38. Dehlendorf C, Henderson JT, Vittinghoff E, Steinauer J, Hessler D. Development of a patient-reported measure of the interpersonal quality of family planning care. Volume 97 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28935217

  39. Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Corrigendum to "Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling" [Contraception (2017) 95:452-455]. Volume 96 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28886761

  40. 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. Volume 27 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28601368

  41. Holt K, Janiak E, McCormick MC, Lieberman E, Dehlendorf C, Kajeepeta S, Caglia JM, Langer A. Pregnancy Options Counseling and Abortion Referrals Among US Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey. Volume 49 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28724150

  42. Gavin LE, Ahrens KA, Dehlendorf C, Frederiksen BN, Decker E, Moskosky S. Future directions in performance measures for contraceptive care: a proposed framework. Volume 96 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28666795

  43. 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. Volume 217 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28610898

  44. Dehlendorf C, Gavin L, Witt J, Moskosky S. Facilitating State-Wide Collaboration around Family Planning Care in the Context of Zika. Volume 27 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 28495527

  45. Wallace R, DiLaura A, Dehlendorf C. "Every Person's Just Different": Women's Experiences with Counseling for Early Pregnancy Loss Management. Volume 27 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 28372936

  46. 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. Volume 100 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28237522

  47. Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Volume 95 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28069491

  48. Kimport K, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S. Patient-provider conversations about sterilization: A qualitative analysis. Volume 95 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 27823943

  49. Callegari LS, Aiken AR, Dehlendorf C, Cason P, Borrero S. Addressing potential pitfalls of reproductive life planning with patient-centered counseling. Volume 216 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27776920

  50. McLean M, Steinauer J, Schmittdiel J, Chan P, Dehlendorf C. Provider self-disclosure during contraceptive counseling. Volume 95 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27642154

  51. 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. Volume 95 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27589884

  52. Aiken AR, Borrero S, Callegari LS, Dehlendorf C. Rethinking the Pregnancy Planning Paradigm: Unintended Conceptions or Unrepresentative Concepts? Volume 48 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 27513444

  53. 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. Volume 215 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 26827879

  54. Jackson AV, Karasek D, Dehlendorf C, Foster DG. Racial and ethnic differences in women's preferences for features of contraceptive methods. Volume 93 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 26738619

  55. 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. Volume 44 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 26342584

  56. 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). Volume 106 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26562116

  57. Dehlendorf CE, Fox EE, Ali RF, Anderson NC, Reed RD, Lichtenberg ES. Medication abortion failure in women with and without previous cesarean delivery. Volume 92 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 26226101

  58. 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. Volume 92 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 25863228

  59. Dehlendorf C, Bellanca H, Policar M. Performance measures for contraceptive care: what are we actually trying to measure? Volume 91 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 25677992

  60. 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. Volume 25 of Issue 1. 2014. PMID: 25491398

  61. Dehlendorf C, Krajewski C, Borrero S. Contraceptive counseling: best practices to ensure quality communication and enable effective contraceptive use. Volume 57 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 25264697

  62. Dehlendorf C, Kimport K, Levy K, Steinauer J. A qualitative analysis of approaches to contraceptive counseling. Volume 46 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 25040686

  63. Anderson N, Steinauer J, Valente T, Koblentz J, Dehlendorf C. Women's social communication about IUDs: a?qualitative?analysis. Volume 46 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24894575

  64. 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. Volume 25 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 24858884

  65. Minnis AM, Mavedzenge SN, Luecke E, Dehlendorf C. Provider counseling to young women seeking family planning services. Volume 46 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 24786186

  66. 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. Volume 12 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24821899

  67. Craig AD, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S, Harper CC, Rocca CH. Exploring young adults' contraceptive knowledge and attitudes: disparities by race/ethnicity and age. Volume 24 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24725755

  68. Dehlendorf C, Tharayil M, Anderson N, Gbenedio K, Wittman A, Steinauer J. Counseling about IUDs: a mixed-methods analysis. Volume 46 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24628710

  69. 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. Volume 210 of Issue 6. 2014. PMID: 24495671

  70. Dehlendorf C, Harris LH, Weitz TA. Disparities in abortion rates: a public health approach. Volume 103 of Issue 10. 2013. PMID: 23948010

  71. Borrero S, Farkas A, Dehlendorf C, Rocca CH. Racial and ethnic differences in men's knowledge and attitudes about contraception. Volume 88 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23697702

  72. Dobkin LM, Perrucci AC, Dehlendorf C. Pregnancy options counseling for adolescents: overcoming barriers to care and preserving preference. Volume 43 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23522340

  73. 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. Volume 89 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 24176251

  74. 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. Volume 45 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23463431

  75. Wallace R, Dehlendorf C, Vittinghoff E, Gold KJ, Dalton VK. Early pregnancy failure management among family physicians. Volume 45 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23463430

  76. Waldura JF, Neff S, Dehlendorf C, Goldschmidt RH. Teleconsultation improves primary care clinicians' confidence about caring for HIV. Volume 28 of Issue 6. 2013. PMID: 23371417

  77. Diedrich JT, Drey EA, Dehlendorf C, Steinauer JE. Women's questions after postabortion insertion of intrauterine contraception. Volume 88 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23265979

  78. Shih G, Dubé K, Dehlendorf C. "We never thought of a vasectomy": a qualitative study of men and women's counseling around sterilization. Volume 88 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23177918

  79. Dehlendorf C, Levy K, Kelley A, Grumbach K, Steinauer J. Women's preferences for contraceptive counseling and decision making. Volume 88 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 23177265

  80. 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. Volume 7 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23144022

  81. 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. Volume 44 of Issue 9. 2012. PMID: 23027156

  82. Brown MK, Auerswald C, Eyre SL, Deardorff J, Dehlendorf C. Identifying counseling needs of nulliparous adolescent intrauterine contraceptive users: a qualitative approach. Volume 52 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23299012

  83. Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Landy U, Darney P. Multi-specialty family planning training: collaborating to meet the needs of women. Volume 86 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 22534076

  84. Castellanos JM, Smith LM, Varosy PD, Dehlendorf C, Marcus GM. Referring physicians' discordance with the primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator guidelines: a national survey. Volume 9 of Issue 6. 2012. PMID: 22306794

  85. Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Vittinghoff E, Ruskin R, Steinauer J. A study of physician recommendations for reversible contraceptive methods using standardized patients. Volume 43 of Issue 4. 2011. PMID: 22151509

  86. 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. Volume 43 of Issue 3. 2011. PMID: 21884386

  87. Shih G, Vittinghoff E, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. Racial and ethnic disparities in contraceptive method choice in California. Volume 43 of Issue 3. 2011. PMID: 21884385

  88. Dehlendorf C, Weitz T. Access to abortion services: a neglected health disparity. Volume 22 of Issue 2. 2011. PMID: 21551921

  89. Dehlendorf C, Rinehart W. Communication in reproductive health: intimate topics and challenging conversations. Volume 81 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 21112172

  90. 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. Volume 81 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20650593

  91. 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. Volume 203 of Issue 4. 2010. PMID: 20598282

  92. 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. Volume 95 of Issue 1. 2010. PMID: 20579640

  93. Dehlendorf C, Ruskin R, Darney P, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Steinauer J. The effect of patient gynecologic history on clinician contraceptive counseling. Volume 82 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20705158

  94. Dehlendorf C, Rodriguez MI, Levy K, Borrero S, Steinauer J. Disparities in family planning. Volume 202 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20207237

  95. Dehlendorf C, Bryant AS, Huddleston HG, Jacoby VL, Fujimoto VY. Health disparities: definitions and measurements. Volume 202 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20207236

  96. Dehlendorf C, Levy K, Ruskin R, Steinauer J. Health care providers' knowledge about contraceptive evidence: a barrier to quality family planning care? Volume 81 of Issue 4. 2009. PMID: 20227544

  97. Dehlendorf C, Marchi K, Vittinghoff E, Braveman P. Sociocultural determinants of teenage childbearing among Latinas in California. Volume 14 of Issue 2. 2009. PMID: 19172385

  98. Dehlendorf CE, Grumbach K. Medical liability insurance as a barrier to the provision of abortion services in family medicine. Volume 98 of Issue 10. 2008. PMID: 18703433

  99. Brahmi D, Dehlendorf C, Engel D, Grumbach K, Joffe C, Gold M. A descriptive analysis of abortion training in family medicine residency programs. Volume 39 of Issue 6. 2007. PMID: 17549648

  100. Dehlendorf C, Brahmi D, Engel D, Grumbach K, Joffe C, Gold M. Integrating abortion training into family medicine residency programs. Volume 39 of Issue 5. 2007. PMID: 17476607

  101. Dehlendorf CE, Wolfe SM. Physicians disciplined for sex-related offenses. 1998. PMID: 9634259