Christy M Boraas

Director, Family Planning Program

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Personal profile

Personal profile

In my current obstetrics and gynecology practice, I am deeply committed to equitable health care and believe diversity and inclusion are paramount to achieving equity in health.  I enjoy empowering people to make their best decisions about their pregnancies, their bodies, their health.  

In my role as the Director of Family Planning, I have trained faculty, fellows, resident physicians and medical students to approach comprehensive family planning care with empathy and professionalism. 

To help improve clinical care, much of my research focuses on improving access to contraception, how to make family planning counseling more patient-centered and how to make induced abortion care even safer.


Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Minnesota

MPH, University of Minnesota

External Positions

Minnesota Population Center

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Research Output

Copper intrauterine device placement 6–14 days after unprotected sex

Thompson, I., Sanders, J. N., Schwarz, E. B., Boraas, C. & Turok, D. K., Sep 2019, In : Contraception. 100, 3, p. 219-221 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Simplified medical abortion screening: a demonstration project

    Raymond, E. G., Tan, Y. L., Comendant, R., Sagaidac, I., Hodorogea, S., Grant, M., Sanhueza, P., Van Pratt, E., Gillespie, G., Boraas, C., Weaver, M. A., Platais, I., Bousieguez, M. & Winikoff, B., Apr 2018, In : Contraception. 97, 4, p. 292-296 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    Self-administered Lidocaine Gel for Intrauterine Device Insertion in Nulliparous Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Rapkin, R. B., Achilles, S. L., Schwarz, E. B., Meyn, L., Cremer, M., Boraas, C. M. & Chen, B. A., Jun 1 2017, In : Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 72, 6, p. 344-345 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Use of an endotracheal tube for surgical abortion complicated by a leiomyomatous uterus: A case report

    Boraas, C. M., Chappell, C. A. & Krajewski, C. M., Aug 25 2017, In : Journal of medical case reports. 11, 1, 236.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    YouTube and the single-rod contraceptive implant: A content analysis

    Paul, J., Boraas, C. M., Duvet, M. & Chang, J. C., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 43, 3, p. 195-200 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Scopus citations