Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
Adolescent Reproductive Health & Gynecology, Contraception, Teen Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Women’s Health
About Dr. Teal
Dr. Stephanie Teal received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco. She completed her internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Diego, and later held a fellowship in Family Planning at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus). She received her Master of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University.
Dr. Teal has received many awards for teaching, mentorship, research, and clinical care. She is most proud of being the recipient of the Faith and Freedom Award from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, when she was recognized for her work promoting reproductive health for disadvantaged women.
Dr. Teal’s medical interests include new innovations in contraception, adolescent reproductive health and gynecology, and contraception for women with chronic medical conditions. Her research includes ambivalence toward pregnancy and its effect on contraception use, and adolescents and long-acting birth control methods.
As director of the Special Contraception Clinic, she concentrates on safe and effective contraception for women with a variety of medical disorders, from lupus to diabetes and cystic fibrosis.
“We excel at providing contraception for patients with other complex needs, such as adolescents or those with developmental disabilities, as well as for the woman who just can’t seem to find a method that fits for her” says Dr. Teal.
She recognizes that reproductive needs of women evolve over time and adjusts her care accordingly. Her philosophy of patient care is that it works best for a woman if it is consistent with her beliefs, values and needs.
In addition to her work at University of Colorado OB/GYN & Family Planning, Dr. Teal serves as the Medical Consultant for the Colorado Department of Public Health Family Planning Program, and as Medical Director of the Adolescent Family Planning Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also teaches women’s health to community groups and to professional organizations of physicians, midwives and nurse practitioners.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, knitting and hiking with her family.
Dr. Teal’s research focus at the University of Colorado focuses on ambivalence towards pregnancy and its effect on contraceptive use, adolescents and the use of long-acting birth control methods, long-acting contraception after pregnancy termination, and contraceptive decision-making in diabetics.
- Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (1994)
- Graduate School: Columbia University (2003)
- Residency: University of California (San Diego) Program (1998)
- Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2003)