Nancy L. Stanwood, MD


Gynecology, Obstetrics

Conditions & Treatments

Abortion Medicine, Birth Control, Contraceptive Management, Essure, Family Planning, Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Sterilization, Tubal Ligation

(203) 737-4665
Accepting New Patients
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Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH, is a gynecologist and a nationally-recognized advocate for women’s reproductive rights. She is chief of Yale Medicine’s Family Planning.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Stanwood believes strongly in providing women with information concerning all of their options related to pregnancy. “We have to respect a patient’s autonomy, respect them as their own moral agent, by giving them thorough counseling and education, letting them know what their choices and options are, and then supporting and respecting their decision, whatever it is,” she says.

Family Planning provides compassionate and evidence-based care for women and their partners as they consider pregnancy, birth control and unplanned pregnancies. Dr. Stanwood is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and an associate clinical professor at Yale School of Nursing. Her research interests include the under-use of intrauterine devices and the prevention of teen pregnancies. She serves on the Board of Physicians for Reproductive Health, a national organization dedicated to sound science in reproductive health policy.





Years In Practice


Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Yale Family Planning

789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 785-2097

Yale Family Planning

40 Temple St, 3rd Flr Suite 3C
Temple Medical Center
New Haven, CT 06510

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(203) 785-2097

Education & Training


Brown University;University of Pennsylvania;University of North Carolina Medical School


University of Michigan Medical Center


University of North Carolina Medical School

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare