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Adult Women Sought for Clinical Trial of New Contraceptive Device

Date: November 3rd, 2015 in Care, JABSOM News, Research, University Health Partners (UHP)    Print or PDF

Women on Oʻahu over the age of 18 have the opportunity to be a part of scientific advancement and contribute to the health of all women by taking part in a clinical trial involving a new birth control device. Women will also receive free birth control and financial reimbursement for their time.

The clinical trial involves a novel vaginal contraceptive ring, and is being run by the Family Planning Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

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. Even a woman who wants a large family, say five children, will spend three quarters of her reproductive years trying to prevent pregnancy.

Not every birth control method is right for every woman. That’s why having different birth control options improves the health of women. The University is pleased to have an opportunity to be a part of an innovative study that will provide women with a new option for safe and effective birth control.

Women might feel nervous about participating in a clinical trial, but by the time medications or devices get to the point of clinical trials, they have already been highly scrutinized.  Participating in a clinical trial can a great way for women to be a part of scientific advancement and discovery and improve health for all women.

We encourage women 18 and over who are interested hearing more about this opportunity to contact us via email, text, or phone.  Participants will be reimbursed up to $400 for their time.

Call or text: 808-375-3785

Email: whrc@hawaii.edu

About the JABSOM Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
MDs on the faculty of OB-GYN take 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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