Patient satisfaction: Comparing group and individual antenatal contraceptive counseling
Awarded 2020
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Keemi Ereme, MD, MPH
University of Illinois

Dr. Keemi Ereme is a second year OB/GYN resident at University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 2019. She has also completed a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health Communication at The George Washington University. Dr. Ereme plans to pursue fellowship in complex family planning following her residency training. She is passionate about women’s health and reproductive justice especially as it relates to women of color. She plans to pursue a career in medical advocacy and policy to help advance those objectives.
Dr. Ereme is currently working on research related to antenatal group contraceptive counseling. The project aims to compare antenatal group contraceptive counseling via video conferencing platform to traditional standardized individual antenatal contraceptive counseling. The primary measurable outcomes include patient satisfaction with counseling using the person centered contraceptive counseling (PCC) measure. The measure was developed by UCSF as a quality care measure that takes into account patient satisfaction and expectations in regards to contraceptive counseling. The secondary outcomes include contraceptive knowledge and postpartum contraceptive uptake. This research project aims to reshape how contraceptive counseling success is measured by focusing on patient satisfaction and needs instead of solely contraceptive uptake. The hope is to ensure that in clinical practice, patient’s needs and desires are being respected when it comes to contraceptive choice and options.