Melody Y. Hou, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.

Associate Professor

Director, Medical Student Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Associate Director of Complex Family Planning Fellowship

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Family Planning


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Locations and Contact

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinical Interests

General gynecology with a subspecialty in family planning. Dr. Hou's research interests include: contraceptive advances and utilization; employing technology to assist in family planning; abnormal intrauterine pregnancy; medical management of early pregnancy failure; and medical student education. 


Family Planning

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston IL 1999

Medical School

M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2003

Other School

M.P.H., Clinical effectiveness, Concentration in Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA 2008


Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2003-2004


Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2004-2007


Family Planning, Brigham and Women�s Hospital, Boston MA 2007-2009

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Hospitals Award for Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences, 2014, 2020

Sacramento Magazine�s 2019 Top Doctors, 2019

Gold Humanism Honor Society, UC Davis: Faculty Inductee, 2018

Deans Award for Excellence: Inspirational Faculty Educator, 2017

Creinin MD, Hou MY, Dalton L, Steward R, Chen MJ. Mifepristone antagonization with progesterone to prevent medical abortion: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;135(1). PMID 21809439.

Mokkarala S, Creinin MD, Wilson MD, Yee NS, Hou MY. Comparing preoperative dating and postoperative dating for second trimester surgical abortions. Contraception. 2019;101(2020):5-9. PMID 31226319.

Muramoto OT, Calfee AL, Shorter JM, Creinin MD, Hou MY. Quality improvement: changing patterns of antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical abortion. J Healthc Qual. 2017;39(5):e79-83. PMID 27984358.

Cutler KE, Creinin MD, Balagtas JS, Hou MY. Rate of abnormal bleeding and contraception counseling in women undergoing chemotherapy. J Community Support Oncol. 2016;8(14):337-341. DOI: 10.12788/jcso.0290.

Hou MY. Discordant relationship between Essure microinsert position and tubal occlusion. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jul 27:1-3. PMID: 27466315.

Hou MY, McNicholas C, Creinin MD. Combined Oral Contraceptive Treatment for Bleeding Complaints with the Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Eur J Contra Reprod Health. 2016;21(5):361-6. PMID: 27419258.

Chen MJ, Creinin MD, Rounds KM, Cansino C, Hou MY. Comparing Office and Telephone Follow-up after Medical Abortion. Contraception. 2016;94(2):122-6. PMID: 27101901.

Hou MY. Uncomplicated abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol in a hemophilia A carrier. Contraception. 2016;94(2):187-9. PMID: 27085601.

Hou MY, Hurwitz S, Kavanagh E, Fortin J, Goldberg AB. Using Daily Text-Message Reminders to Improve Adherence with Oral Contraceptives: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecology. 2010;116 (3):633-640.