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. Validation of the Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning Scale in a rural Indian setting.
  2. Breaking the silence in the primary care office: patients' attitudes toward discussing abortion during contraceptive counseling.
  3. Meeting the Needs of Postpartum Women With and Without a Recent Preterm Birth: Perceptions of Maternal Family Planning in Pediatrics.
  4. Birth Control Connect: a randomized trial of an online group to disseminate contraceptive information.
  5. Beyond same-day LARC access: A person-centered framework for advancing high quality, equitable contraceptive care.
  6. Patient-provider communication before and after implementation of the contraceptive decision support tool My Birth Control.
  7. A mixed methods study of provider perspectives on My Birth Control: a contraceptive decision support tool designed to facilitate shared decision making.
  8. Reproductive Life Planning and Patient-Centered Care: Can the Inconsistencies be Reconciled?
  9. Perspectives on patient-centered family planning care from incarcerated girls: a qualitative study.
  10. "…Society is, at the end of the day, still going to stigmatize you no matter which way": A qualitative study of the impact of stigma on social support during unintended pregnancy in early adulthood.
  11. Cluster Randomized Trial of a Patient-Centered Contraceptive Decision Support Tool, My Birth Control.
  12. Side Effects and Health Benefits of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate: A Systematic Review.
  13. Adapting the Interpersonal Quality in Family Planning care scale to assess patient perspectives on abortion care.
  14. An in-depth analysis of the use of shared decision making in contraceptive counseling.
  15. The effect of immediate postpartum levonorgestrel contraceptive implant use on breastfeeding and infant growth: a randomized controlled trial.
  16. Client Preferences for Contraceptive Counseling: ASystematic Review.
  17. Contraceptive Counseling in Clinical Settings: An Updated Systematic Review.
  18. Impact of Contraceptive Education on Knowledge and Decision Making: An Updated Systematic Review.
  19. Women's preferences for and experiences with prenatal genetic testing decision making: Sociodemographic disparities in preference-concordant decision making.
  20. Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Faith Centers Operating in Bad Faith.
  21. Promoting medical student self-awareness through a challenging patient workshop.
  22. Pill, patch, or ring? A mixed methods analysis of provider counseling about combined hormonal contraception.
  23. Women's preferences for contraceptive counseling in Mexico: Results from a focus group study.
  24. No one to turn to: low social support and the incidence of undesired pregnancy in the United States.
  25. Perioperative pregnancy interval, contraceptive counseling experiences and contraceptive use in women undergoing bariatric surgery.
  26. Ensuring our research reflects our values: The role of family planning research in advancing reproductive autonomy.
  27. Multivariable regression analysis of list experiment data on abortion: results from a large, randomly-selected population based study in Liberia.
  28. Postgraduate Experiences With an Advanced Reproductive Health and Abortion Training and Leadership Program.
  29. Development of a patient-reported measure of the interpersonal quality of family planning care.
  30. Corrigendum to "Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling" [Contraception (2017) 95:452-455].
  31. Quality and Content of Patient-Provider Communication About Contraception: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status.
  32. Pregnancy Options Counseling and Abortion Referrals Among US Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey.
  33. Future directions in performance measures for contraceptive care: a proposed framework.
  34. Defining quality in contraceptive counseling to improve measurement of individuals' experiences and enable service delivery improvement.
  35. Immediate versus delayed postpartum use of levonorgestrel contraceptive implants: a randomized controlled trial in Uganda.
  36. Facilitating State-Wide Collaboration around Family Planning Care in the Context of Zika.
  37. "Every Person's Just Different": Women's Experiences with Counseling for Early Pregnancy Loss Management.
  38. Development and field testing of a decision support tool to facilitate shared decision making in contraceptive counseling.
  39. Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling.
  40. Patient-provider conversations about sterilization: A qualitative analysis.
  41. Addressing potential pitfalls of reproductive life planning with patient-centered counseling.
  42. Provider self-disclosure during contraceptive counseling.
  43. Providing family planning care in the context of Zika: a toolkit for providers from the US Office of Population Affairs.
  44. Rethinking the Pregnancy Planning Paradigm: Unintended Conceptions or Unrepresentative Concepts?
  45. Association of the quality of interpersonal care during family planning counseling with contraceptive use.
  46. Racial and ethnic differences in women's preferences for features of contraceptive methods.
  47. Reducing under-reporting of stigmatized health events using the List Experiment: results from a randomized, population-based study of abortion in Liberia.
  48. Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).
  49. Medication abortion failure in women with and without previous cesarean delivery.
  50. Racial and ethnic differences in contraceptive use among women who desire no future children, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth.
  51. Performance measures for contraceptive care: what are we actually trying to measure?
  52. Bringing patients' social context into the examination room: an investigation of the discussion of social influence during contraceptive counseling.
  53. Contraceptive counseling: best practices to ensure quality communication and enable effective contraceptive use.
  54. A qualitative analysis of approaches to contraceptive counseling.
  55. Physicians disciplined for sex-related offenses.