Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Fellowship (2020) CA
  • Residency: University of Colorado Dept of Ob/Gyn (2018) CO
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2014) MI


All Publications

  • Postplacental intra-abdominal placement of levonorgestrel 52mg intrauterine system: a case report. Contraception Peterson, S. F., Henkel, A., Ganti, A., Blumenthal, P. D. 2020


    This case of an intra-abdominal levonorgestrel 52mg intrauterine system found three weeks after manual postplacental placement demonstrates the importance of proper insertion technique and ascertainment of fundal placement. Ultrasound guidance can be considered if fundal placement is uncertain. Short interval follow up should be recommended to confirm proper placement.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.contraception.2020.01.015

    View details for PubMedID 32081642

  • Mobile technology for family planning. Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology Peterson, S. F., Fok, W. K. 2019


    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the recent literature on mobile health applications available to patients for contraception and abortion care.RECENT FINDINGS: Women are increasingly interested in contraceptive tools utilizing mobile technology, and a majority of women expect them to be science-based. The largest number of available mobile apps supports natural family planning methods, which is recognized as the least effective contraceptive method. Many available apps cannot be relied on for accurate, science-based pregnancy prevention methods. Further, there is a paucity of data regarding use of mobile technology for women seeking or receiving abortion.SUMMARY: Further research is needed to evaluate mobile health apps and how they can best provide patient consumers with accurate, evidence-based information to support the prevention of unintended pregnancy.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000578

    View details for PubMedID 31573996

  • Postabortion and Postpartum Intrauterine Device Provision for Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology Peterson, S. F., Goldthwaite, L. M. 2019; 32 (5S): S30?S35


    Adolescents are at high risk for unintended pregnancy and rapid repeat pregnancy, both of which can be associated with negative health and social outcomes. Intrauterine device (IUD) use has been shown to decrease unintended pregnancy and rapid repeat pregnancy. Evidence supports IUD insertion postabortion and postpartum as safe and practical for nearly all women, including adolescent and young adult women. Providers of adolescent gynecology can play an important role in decreasing repeat and unintended pregnancy among adolescents by increasing access to IUDs, reducing barriers to care, and providing IUDs immediately postabortion and postpartum.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.05.012

    View details for PubMedID 31585616

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