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Ovulation Study

Our research study is testing a new birth control pill that does not contain estrogen to see if it prevents ovulation (release of an egg from a woman’s ovary), is safe, and to see if its side effects are similar to the side effects of other contraceptives currently available.

Who is Eligible

Females between ages 18-35 who are not at risk of pregnancy may be eligible for this study. 

Participants who are sexually active in a heterosexual relationship must have had a tubal ligation, have a partner who has had a vasectomy, or use a barrier method (like condoms or diaphragm) every time they have sex for the duration of the study.

Women currently using hormonal methods including birth control pills, the patch, and the IUD are not eligible.

What Women Will Do in the Study

You will have 2 clinic visits each week for about 5 months followed by a final visit approximately 6 weeks later. Each clinic visit includes a transvaginal ultrasound and blood draw. 

You will also have 3 endometrial biopsies during the study where the clinician will take a sample of the lining of your uterus. 

You will take a study pill each day for about 3 months and keep a study record for most of the study.

Compensation

You will receive $25 for your first visit and $75 for each exam visit you complete. You will also receive $50 for each endometrial biopsy. You can receive up to $3100 to $3700 for completing 40-48 visits in 6 ½ months. 

All study exams, tests, and supplies are provided free of charge.

Locations

  • Southern California: Century City

For More Information

  1. Call us to see if you are eligible–
    • 1-800-398-1998
  2. E-mail us:

Secondary Amenorrhea Study

Secondary Amenorrhea Study

Not menstruating and not pregnant. Should I be concerned?

The medical term used to describe "absence of periods" is amenorrhea. Women normally do not menstruate before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause. When a woman does not get her period when she normally should, it may be the symptom of a treatable medical condition.

If you are a woman age 18 to 40 who has had normal menstrual cycles in the past, but stopped getting your period for three or more months, you may be experiencing secondary amenorrhea.

If this describes you, you're invited to see if you may qualify for The SPRY Trial. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for women with secondary amenorrhea.

If you qualify, you will receive investigational study medication, study-related medical exams, and laboratory services at no change. You may also be reimbursed for time, travel, and other expenses.

In order to participate in the trial, women must be evaluated by a trial doctor and meet certain requirements including:

  • Being a female between the ages of 18 and 40
  • Being premenopausal with an intact uterus
  • Be in generally good health
  • Be willing to participate in a clinical trial

If you would like to know more about setting up an appointment for pre-screening, please contact:

Phone

  • 1-800-398-1998 in Southern California
  • 1-800-300-5767 in Northern California

E-mail


Male Condom Study

Help to Develop an Alternative to Standard Latex Condoms

This research study is evaluating two new experimental male condom made from polyethylene and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Condom program.  Non-latex rubber condoms like these can provide an alternative for people who have allergies to latex, while still offering protection against sexually transmitted diseases.  For this study we are looking for monogamous couples who are protected from pregnancy by a hormonal method, an IUD or sterilization.  Couples will test condoms in the privacy of their own home. 

What Couples Will Do in the Condom Study

You will use a total of nine condoms at home and complete a survey form for each condom.  The condoms will consist of three commercial latex rubber condoms and six experimental polyethylene condoms.  Both you and your partner will attend a first enrollment visit, where you will receive your survey forms and the first set of condoms.  Both of you will also attend a final exit visit.  In between, one of you will attend two follow-up visits where you will turn in your completed forms and receive your next set of condoms.

Compensation

Couples can earn up to $200. All study condoms are provided free of charge.

Locations

  • Northern California: Berkeley

For More Information

  1. Call us to see if you are eligible–
    • 1-800-300-5767
  2. E-mail us:

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