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Quick Start of Highly Effective Contraception

Sep 16, 2019

Overview

The Quick Start of Highly Effective Contraception study looks at the failure rates of contraception in instances of unprotected sex 5-14 days before initiating highly effective reversible contraceptives like IUDs and implants. The current high sensitive urine testing can effectively test for pregnancy that occurred over 14 days before seeking emergency contraceptives but this study is looking at the days before then, specifically before IUD placement. Women who go in for an IUD who have had unprotected sex 7-14 days prior are usually instructed to use another less effective contraceptive device before returning two weeks later for the IUD. The goal is to remove the barrier to emergency placement of a copper IUD and simplify the guidance regarding same day IUDs.

 

Study Information

This is an observational trial of an estimated 1030 participants where women who have had sex 5-14 days before requesting an IUD or emergency contraceptive are monitored to determine rates of failure. The study will measure outcomes of pregnancy rates and contraceptive continuation among women who have a negative pregnancy test.

 

Inclusion Criteria

  • Women ages 15-45
  • Request injectable, subdermal, or intrauterine contraception 6-14 days after having unprotected intercourse

 

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of tubal ligation or hysterectomy.
  • Positive urine pregnancy test

 

Locations

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15260

Contact: Melissa Papic    412-692-4317 papicmj@upmc.edu  

Principal Investigator: Eleanor Schwarz, MD        

 

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (Not yet recruiting)

West Valley City, Utah, United States, 84119

Contact: Jessie Barlow    801-973-9675 jessie.barlow@ppau.org  

Principal Investigator: David Turok, MD  

 

Sponsors/Collaborators

University of Utah

University of Pittsburgh

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