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University of Hawaii medical school seeking women on O’ahu to participate in an innovative contraceptive study

Date: April 19th, 2017 in JABSOM News, Research, University Health Partners (UHP)    Print or PDF

The University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa is pleased to have an opportunity to be part of an innovative study that will provide women with access to a novel oral contraceptive pill. Women on Oʻahu over the age of 16 may be a part of this study. Those who enroll will receive no-cost birth control and financial reimbursement for their time. Participating in a clinical trial can be a great way for women to be part of scientific advancement and discovery and improve the health for all women.

Faculty MDs encourage women 16 and over who are interested in hearing more about this study to contact them via email, text, or phone. Participants will be reimbursed up to $350 for their time.

Contact us at:
Hawaiʻi Women’s Health Research Center
Telephone: (808) 375-3785
Email: whrc@hawaii.edu

Learn more about the study itself HERE.

Contraceptive options are needed
The average American woman who wants to have two children will spend approximately three years pregnant, postpartum or trying to become pregnant. She’ll spend the rest of her reproductive years, more than three decades, trying to prevent pregnancy. Birth control is basic, preventative health care – nearly all (99%) of women will use birth control at some point in their lives.

Though there’s been a push by many national organizations to increase the use of long acting reversible contraceptives like the IUD and contraceptive implant, birth control pills continue to be the most commonly used birth control method in the United States.

About the JABSOM Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
JABSOM OB‐GYN faculty takes part in at least one‐third of births every year in Hawaiʻi, including many that are considered high‐risk deliveries and virtually all of those with economically disadvantaged mothers. The department is based at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, but also offers services at The Queen’s Medical Center, Straub, Hilo Memorial and Wilcox Memorial medical centers, and at federally‐qualified health centers in Waiʻanae, Kalihi‐Pālama, Waimanalo and Waikīkī. The department has 35 physicians, including four who are part­‐time and three professors emeritus. Another 107 physicians in Hawaiʻi are volunteer faculty. Specialty training is offered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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