Melissa L Gilliam

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Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Family Planning Education among Third Year Medical Students
    Kimberly G Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
    Med Educ Online 13:4. 2008
  2. pmc Contraception for adolescents with lupus
    Melissa S Tesher
    Section of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Room C101, MC 5044, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 8:10. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring
    Melissa Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Contraception 76:30-4. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the acceptability of coitus interruptus among Latina teens and young adults
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics ans Gynecology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Women Health 45:65-83. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal and personal factors influencing sexual debut among Mexican-American young women in the United States
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:495-503. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Providing contraceptive care to low-income, African American teens: the experience of urban community health centers
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave MC 2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Community Health 32:231-44. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cesarean delivery on request: reproductive consequences
    Melissa Gilliam
    Section, Family planning and contraceptive research, Department of Obstestrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:257-60. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Adherence and acceptability of the contraceptive ring compared with the pill among students: a randomized controlled trial
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:503-10. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Contraceptive attitudes among inner-city African American female adolescents: Barriers to effective hormonal contraceptive use
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 22:97-104. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Familial, cultural and psychosocial influences of use of effective methods of contraception among Mexican-American adolescents and young adults
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Section of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:79-84. 2011

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Publications33

  1. pmc Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Family Planning Education among Third Year Medical Students
    Kimberly G Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
    Med Educ Online 13:4. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Contraception for adolescents with lupus
    Melissa S Tesher
    Section of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Room C101, MC 5044, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 8:10. 2010
    ..Providers are encouraged to consider long-term, highly-effective contraception, such as implantables and intrauterine devices, for appropriately selected adolescents with lupus...
  3. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring
    Melissa Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Contraception 76:30-4. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring among college students...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the acceptability of coitus interruptus among Latina teens and young adults
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics ans Gynecology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Women Health 45:65-83. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with the acceptability of coitus interruptus, or withdrawal, as a contraceptive method among a cohort of Latinas...
  5. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal and personal factors influencing sexual debut among Mexican-American young women in the United States
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:495-503. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to better understand factors influencing the age of sexual initiation among Latina youth...
  6. ncbi request reprint Providing contraceptive care to low-income, African American teens: the experience of urban community health centers
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave MC 2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Community Health 32:231-44. 2007
    ..Techniques used by providers in neighborhood clinics may provide important insights for providing reproductive health care to low income, African American teens...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cesarean delivery on request: reproductive consequences
    Melissa Gilliam
    Section, Family planning and contraceptive research, Department of Obstestrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:257-60. 2006
    ..The objective of this review is to examine the long term reproductive health consequences of cesarean delivery on maternal request...
  8. doi request reprint Adherence and acceptability of the contraceptive ring compared with the pill among students: a randomized controlled trial
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:503-10. 2010
    ..To compare satisfaction with and adherence to the contraceptive vaginal ring and a daily low-dose oral contraceptive pill (OCP) among college and graduate students using a novel method of electronic data collection...
  9. doi request reprint Contraceptive attitudes among inner-city African American female adolescents: Barriers to effective hormonal contraceptive use
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 22:97-104. 2009
    ..To better understand the contraceptive attitudes of low-income, inner-city African American female adolescents...
  10. doi request reprint Familial, cultural and psychosocial influences of use of effective methods of contraception among Mexican-American adolescents and young adults
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Section of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24:79-84. 2011
    ..To compare culturally relevant factors associated with ever having used an effective method of contraception among a cohort of predominantly Mexican American females...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonists for assisted reproductive technology
    Melissa L Gilliam
    University of Chicago, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2050, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:706-7. 2011
    ..This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2001, and previously updated in 2006...
  12. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of barriers to postpartum sterilization and women's attitudes toward unfulfilled sterilization requests
    Melissa Gilliam
    Section of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Contraception 77:44-9. 2008
    ..This longitudinal, qualitative study explores barriers to postpartum sterilization from the perspective of low-income minority women. We examine women's feelings and attitudes regarding a canceled or postponed procedure over time...
  13. doi request reprint A missed opportunity for care: two-visit IUD insertion protocols inhibit placement
    Ashlee Bergin
    University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Contraception 86:694-7. 2012
    ..The intrauterine device (IUD) is a safe, long-acting, highly effective method of birth control. Two-visit protocols for IUD insertion may represent a barrier to IUD uptake...
  14. doi request reprint Correlates of use of long-acting reversible methods of contraception among adolescent and young adult women
    Amy K Whitaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Contraception 81:299-303. 2010
    ..Most pregnancies among adolescent and young adult women are unintended, and adolescent birth rates have risen. Use of long-acting reversible contraception may be an effective strategy to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Concerns about contraceptive side effects among young Latinas: a focus-group approach
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 820 South Wood Street, MC 808, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Contraception 70:299-305. 2004
    ..Providers caring for this population should address potential concerns about side effects of contraception as well as assess patients' understanding in light of cultural and language barriers...
  16. pmc Partner roles in contraceptive use: what do adolescent mothers say?
    Dinah A Lewis
    Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 25:396-400. 2012
    ..To examine the role of sexual partners in adolescent mothers' use of non-coital dependent contraceptive methods in the postpartum period...
  17. pmc Factors influencing uptake of intrauterine devices among postpartum adolescents: a qualitative study
    Melissa R S Weston
    Division of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:40.e1-7. 2012
    ..We assessed barriers and facilitators to uptake of the intrauterine device (IUD) among primiparous African American adolescent mothers...
  18. doi request reprint Daily context matters: predictors of missed oral contraceptive pills among college and graduate students
    Andrew B Hughey
    Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:323.e1-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between daily contextual factors and oral contraceptive (OC) adherence among students who attend college or graduate school...
  19. doi request reprint What schools teach our patients about sex: content, quality, and influences on sex education
    Stacy Tessler Lindau
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:256-66. 2008
    ..To identify predictors of comprehensive sex education in public schools...
  20. pmc Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate use is not associated with risk of incident sexually transmitted infections among adolescent women
    Amy Romer
    Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:83-8. 2013
    ..To determine whether depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) use is associated with an increased risk of acquisition of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a cohort of healthy adolescents, for whom prospective evidence is sparse...
  21. ncbi request reprint Importance and knowledge of oral contraceptives in antepartum, low-income, African American adolescents
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 16:355-60. 2003
    ..To assess motivation, sense of self-efficacy and knowledge of oral contraceptives (OC) in antepartum, African-American Adolescents and young adults following OC counseling...
  22. ncbi request reprint Young Latinas recall contraceptive use before and after pregnancy: a focus group study
    Melissa L Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 17:279-87. 2004
    ..To understand factors influencing use and nonuse of contraception in young, low-income Latina adolescents through focus group conversations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Failure to obtain desired postpartum sterilization: risk and predictors
    Nikki Zite
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:794-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the rate of and risk factors for not obtaining postpartum sterilization among women who expressed a desire for sterilization during antepartum care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Postplacental insertion of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device after cesarean delivery vs. delayed insertion: a randomized controlled trial
    Amy K Whitaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 Electronic address
    Contraception 89:534-9. 2014
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Success with oral contraceptives: a pilot study
    Melissa Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Medical School, 820 South Wood Street MC 808, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Contraception 69:413-8. 2004
    ..However, more is needed to promote postpartum contraceptive compliance and decrease repeat pregnancies in young, low-income African Americans with unintended pregnancies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Abortion-seeking minors' views on the Illinois parental notification law: a qualitative study
    Erin K Kavanagh
    Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 44:159-66. 2012
    ..Thirty-seven states have laws in effect that mandate parental involvement in adolescent abortion decisions. Little is known about minors' opinions of parental involvement laws...
  27. pmc Effects of oral contraceptives or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist on ovarian carcinogenesis in genetically engineered mice
    Iris L Romero
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Center forIntegrative Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2:792-9. 2009
    ..Our study results support further investigation of OC effects and mechanisms for OvCa prevention...
  28. doi request reprint Intrauterine contraception for adolescents aged 14-18 years: a multicenter randomized pilot study of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system compared to the Copper T 380A
    Emily M Godfrey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Contraception 81:123-7. 2010
    ..In adult populations, intrauterine contraception rates highly in patient satisfaction and safety. It is rarely prescribed to adolescents because of limited data...
  29. ncbi request reprint The likelihood of placenta previa with greater number of cesarean deliveries and higher parity
    Melissa Gilliam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:976-80. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between prior cesarean delivery and placenta previa...
  30. doi request reprint Contraceptive care for adolescents
    Amy K Whitaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 51:268-80. 2008
    ..None of the long-acting highly effective methods are contraindicated in adolescents, and they should be considered for use and offered to young women as contraceptive options...
  31. ncbi request reprint Barriers to obtaining a desired postpartum tubal sterilization
    Nikki Zite
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Contraception 73:404-7. 2006
    ..To determine why women do not undergo postpartum sterilization despite expressing desire during antepartum care...
  32. doi request reprint First trimester surgical abortion
    Sigrid Bri Tristan
    Section of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 52:151-9. 2009
    ..Complications of first trimester surgical abortion occur in only 0.5% of all cases and include: failed abortion, incomplete abortion, hematometria, hemorrhage, infection, and uterine perforation...

Research Grants2

  1. Improving contraceptive use/practices among young women
    Melissa Gilliam; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..During the last three years, a qualitative and quantitative pilot study will be conducted among postpartum African American and Latino adolescent girls seeking to avoid a second unintended pregnancy in the year following delivery. ..