Valerie French, MD

Fellow in Family Planning

Dr. French's research has explored how patients get information on contraception from non-Ob-Gyn providers. She also worked on creating abortion training curriculum for her fellow residents. Her current research is in Nebraska, investigating how clinician referrals impact women seeking abortion and describing the kinds of referrals that clinicians provide for abortion. Dr. French hopes that by better understanding abortion referral from both a patient and clinician perspective, access to abortion services in Nebraska may be improved.


Areas of interest:

  • Contraception counseling by non-Ob/Gyn providers
  • Abortion referral in Nebraksa
  • Abortion training in conservative states


Education and training:

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology training
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Medical Doctorate