An expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Dr. Melissa Gilliam helps children, teens and women age 25 and younger who need routine care and testing or have complicated gynecologic problems. Dr. Gilliam has expertise in providing contraception to adolescents with other medical problems. Dr. Gilliam focuses on providing a youth-friendly atmosphere for girls and young women. She works closely with other specialists across the University. An active researcher, Dr. Gilliam has been an investigator in several studies related to contraception and family planning. Specifically, she focuses on contraceptive use among teens and women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy. She also serves as director of the fellowship in family planning at the University of Chicago, which is dedicated to training specialists in high-level research and clinical skills related to all aspects of family planning.
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