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IUD Services in Woodlawn Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we specialize in providing expert services in IUD insertion and removal. Our experienced healthcare providers understand that each woman’s needs are unique; therefore, we tailor our procedures to suit your individual body and lifestyle. We prioritize making each procedure as comfortable as possible while ensuring maximum effectiveness of the IUD. Whether you’ve decided to start using an IUD for contraceptive purposes or need one removed, trust our reputable medical team to offer professional, personalized services.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Choosing a method of birth control is a significant decision which requires careful thought and access to reliable information. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we provide comprehensive counseling on different types of intrauterine devices (IUDs) available today for women living in Woodlawn. Our knowledgeable clinicians guide patients through conversations about hormonal and copper IUDs focusing not only on their potential benefits but also possible side effects – all with the aim of helping you make an informed choice aligned with your health goals.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

After the IUD insertion process at Women’s Health Group Chicago, proactive follow-ups are scheduled to monitor your adaptation progress post-insertion. Our clinicians ensure that the device is correctly positioned over time, thus maximising its efficacy while minimizing discomfort or complications. This structured system guarantees continuous care for our Woodlawn clients long after they leave our clinic.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

Every medical procedure carries a certain degree of risk including experiencing side effects like irregular bleeding or cramping caused by an IUD placement. However, at Womens Health GroupChicago we stand ready to help manage these challenges if they arise following any form of contraception usage or reproductive health journey steps. Clients across Woodlawn have trusted us because of our swift response to complications, as well as our team’s ability to prescribe effective treatment options.

Alternatives To IUDs

While the benefits of using an IUD are countless, it is necessary to understand and explore other safe and reliable birth control methods. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we encourage patients in Woodlawn to investigate alternatives such as oral contraceptives pills, contraceptive patches, rings or injections among others. We strive to provide a full spectrum of reproductive health services so that every woman can find a birth control method best suited for her lifestyle and individual needs.

Emergency Contraception

Unforeseen situations may sometimes necessitate emergency contraception. As part of our keenness on being your comprehensive sexual healthcare partner in Woodlawn, Womens Health Group Chicago offers this critical service at times when you need it most. Our seasoned practitioners are ready with guidance around morning-after pills or placement of certain types IUDs up to five days after unprotected sex offering peace-of-mind solutions within reach should such emergencies arise.

Your Doctors

Michael Awad, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alexis Schnakenburg, PA-C

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepted Insurance Providers

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Why Choose Us?

Decades of Experience

Boasting more than 30 years of dedicated service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. This long-standing presence demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The experienced team of physicians and staff provides a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are equipped to address a wide range of women's health needs in Woodlawn.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We remain at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the most advanced and safest medical techniques and treatments in Woodlawn. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Woodlawn residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we advocate for a holistic approach that considers not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice goes beyond symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Woodlawn.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Our lead physician, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career featuring research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Woodlawn, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the Women's Health Group, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that each Woodlawn resident receives tailored care that addresses your specific circumstances. Coupled with our compassionate staff, you'll find a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust and comfort for the Woodlawn community.

Women's Health Services in Woodlawn


Experienced OBGYN services covering a range of women's health needs, from routine exams to complex gynecological issues, with a focus on compassionate care.

Birth Control

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle

Pap Smear

Regular Pap smear screenings to detect cervical changes early, using the latest technology for accuracy and comfort in women's preventive health care.


Advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment plans for endometriosis, including medication management and minimally invasive surgical options

Prenatal Care

Comprehensive prenatal care for expectant mothers, offering nutritional guidance, health monitoring, and support throughout pregnancy for a healthy birth.


Expert surgical care for hysterectomy procedures, focusing on minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and optimal women's health outcomes.


Innovative infertility treatments and supportive care, including IVF, IUI, and fertility preservation, to help couples achieve their dream of parenthood.

STD Testing

Confidential and comprehensive STD testing and counseling, utilizing the latest testing methods to ensure accurate and timely sexual health management.

Hormone Replacement

Personalized hormone replacement therapy to address menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, and improve overall quality of life for women.


Expert insertion and management of IUDs, offering a long-term, reversible birth control option that is highly effective and convenient for women.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle.

Women's Health Clinic

A dedicated women's health clinic providing a full spectrum of services including screenings, treatments, and wellness education in a supportive environment.

Patient Reviews:

Liv Story
Liv Story
My appointment was at the location off Harlem— The easiest, and most positive experience I’ve ever had at an annual exam! The entire team was friendly and welcoming. I was taken care of in one visit and on with my day in no time! I am excited to have established practice with Women’s Health Group
Amanda Suffern
Amanda Suffern
Dr.Mike is amazing. He listens, has solutions and follows through. I travel over an hour to see him and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Lisa Rourke
Lisa Rourke
I've been coming to Dr. Awad and Dr. Mike for over 30 years. Never had a bad experience and actually look forward to chatting with them both. I was a little sad and nervous when I was told Dr. Mike was unavailable today (delivering babies!) so I saw Dr. Lexi. I should have known Dr. Mike would only hire the best to work with him. Dr. Lexi was kind and knowledgeable. She asked all the right questions and was very gentle. Great staff as well.
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
I am very grateful for Dr. Michael's work with ethics and love, it has been a blessing in the birth of my baby, a wonderful labor process! Thank you!
Brenda Burton
Brenda Burton
Excellent care. Pt.centered care where you are treated like family.
Tessa Lopez
Tessa Lopez
Dr Awad and Dr Lexy are the best in town! I just simply feel comfortable and well taken care of. All the team is amazing and very welcoming.