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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Intrauterine Devices Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Lidocaine Medicine & Life Sciences
Misoprostol Medicine & Life Sciences
Pregnancy Medicine & Life Sciences
Copper Intrauterine Devices Medicine & Life Sciences
Gels Medicine & Life Sciences
Unsafe Sex Medicine & Life Sciences

Projects 2018 2025

Research Output 2007 2019

Copper intrauterine device placement 6–14 days after unprotected sex

Thompson, I., Sanders, J. N., Schwarz, E. B., Boraas, C. M. & Turok, D. K., Sep 1 2019, In : Contraception. 100, 3, p. 219-221 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Copper Intrauterine Devices
Unsafe Sex
Intrauterine Devices
Pregnancy Tests
5 Citations (Scopus)

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. M., Weaver, M. A., Platais, I., Bousieguez, M. & Winikoff, B., Apr 1 2018, In : Contraception. 97, 4, p. 292-296 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gynecological Examination
Gestational Sac

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

Intrauterine Devices
Randomized Controlled Trials
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Surgical Instruments
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Contraceptive Agents