Section of Complex Family Planning

Message from the Director

The Complex Family Planning Section at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides comprehensive, compassionate, up-to-date reproductive health care for your simple or complex family planning needs. 

Our subspecialist-trained family planning gynecologists offer a wide range of services in a comfortable, private and sensitive environment with a dedicated team of support staff. We offer care and support for women coping with pregnancy loss, abnormal pregnancies, and unplanned pregnancies. All of our patients receive individual attention from our expert physician team who will see you through the entire process of counseling, treatment, and follow-up. 

Our team has years of experience and focused expertise in the management of women with underlying medical conditions and for patients who have experienced contraceptive side effects. We will work closely with you to select the most appropriate family planning option and assist you in the access of necessary services. Our services are completely confidential, and your privacy, safety and comfort are of paramount importance.

Glenmarie Matthews, MD, MBA, MS
Assistant Professor, Family Planning Specialist
Director, Ryan Residency Training Program
Director, Complex Contraception and Family Planning

Family Planning Services

We provide all birth control options, including IUDs (intrauterine devices), oral contraceptives (the pill), and hormonal implants, as well as permanent sterilization choices. Our contraceptive services include care for women of advanced reproductive age in their forties and those who have co-existing medical conditions and who may need to delay pregnancy.

For patients who qualify, financial assistance is available through the Ryan Residency Training Program to cover a long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) method, such as the hormonal intrauterine device Mirena®, the nonhormonal intrauterine device ParaGard®, and the subdermal contraceptive implant Nexplanon®.

We provide supportive and comprehensive care for miscarriages, abnormal pregnancies, and unplanned pregnancies.

  • Medical abortion and management of miscarriage through 10 weeks of gestation
  • In-office surgical abortion and management of miscarriage through 10 weeks of gestation
  • Surgical abortion and management of fetal death in the second trimester, through 24 weeks of gestation.

For those requiring operating room services, hospital staff and anesthesiology partner with us to provide quality care for high-risk and medically complicated patients.

We accept most commercial insurances and our office staff is available to help you understand your financial responsibilities and assist you in securing insurance coverage.

Commitment to Education and Research

The Complex Family Planning Section offers comprehensive clinical services in a caring, supportive environment designed to meet the needs of our diverse population, while also training young physicians. Our division is home to a Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning, which provides the foundation for resident and medical student family planning education in our department. Research efforts in family planning are focused both locally and internationally in social, educational, and clinical interventions.

Contact Information

Our practice is located at:

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Clinical Academic Building (CAB)
125 Paterson Street, Suite 4200
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

For appointments, please call:
(732) 235-6600 or (732) 235-6975