The Pharmacists Expand Access to Reproductive heaLthcare (PEARL) study investigates whether women who are administered hormonal contraception by a pharmacist have different results than women who are administered by a clinician in terms of unintended pregnancies and contraceptive continuation. Pharmacists are now allowed to administer hormonal contraceptives like the patch and the pill and this study aims to look at the results to see if it improves contraceptive continuation and prevents unintended pregnancies.
The study will follow women who initiate or continue hormonal birth control from certain pharmacies for a year. The women will be surveyed to collect the information that the researchers need.
- Women ages 18-51
- Present to initiate hormonal contraception at a study pharmacy
- Pregnant women
- Contraindications to hormonal contraception
- Under 18
- Unable or unwilling to consent
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Contact: Women’s Health Research Unit Confidential Recruitment Line 503-494-3666 email@example.com
Principal Investigator: Maria I Rodriguez, MD, MPH Oregon Health and Science University
Oregon Health and Science University
Laura and John Arnold Foundation