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Our services are open to everyone. We offer medication and procedural abortions, gynecological wellness care, gender-affirming hormone therapy, HIV testing and referrals, birth control, midwife-led prenatal care and births, and more.
CHOICES provides patient-centered medical care and champions sexual and reproductive rights.
CHOICES envisions a world where sexual and reproductive healthcare is recognized as an essential human right.
Diversity is imperative.
Dare to innovate.
Lead by example.
Respect individual choices.
Leverage collective genius.
Think big, be kind, do good.
CHOICES, an independent, nonprofit community health agency (formerly known as Memphis Center for Reproductive Health) was founded in 1974 by Priscilla Chism in Memphis. From the beginning, CHOICES empowered individuals in the Mid-South community to make informed decisions for and about their reproductive health through innovative services like free pregnancy testing, first-trimester abortion care, and counseling that was specifically focused on the needs of the partners of abortion patients. In addition, CHOICES helped establish the first program in the United States to provide counseling, gynecology, and forensics services around the clock to victims of sexual assault.
CHOICES now provides a full-spectrum reproductive and sexual health practice with a range of services for more than 5,000 patients each year. In 2020, CHOICES opened a brand new, state-of-the-art health and birth center in Memphis and became the first nonprofit, out-of-hospital entity in the nation to offer birth and abortion services under one roof. CHOICES offers a new model for community-based care with a focus on reproductive and social justice.
Now with locations in both Memphis, TN and Carbondale, IL, CHOICES serves as an access point for reproductive and sexual health services for patients from across the Southeast and Midwest.
Rep. Torrey Harris, Board Chair
Ari Eisenberg, Ph.D., Board Vice Chair
Frank Goodman, Treasurer
Jennifer Campbell, LCSW, Secretary
Senator Raumesh Akbari, Esq.
Marilyn Koester, Ph.D.
Lillian Lammers, Rev. Dr.
Rhonda Okoth, MPH, BSN, RN, CCRP
Danielle Tate, MD, FACOG