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Contraceptive Patch Study
Our study is testing an investigational patch that is not on the market. The patch is designed to deliver continuous low dose estrogen and progestin. We are testing the patch to find out how effective it is at preventing pregnancy and to learn more about side effects and bleeding patterns during patch use.
What Will Happen During the Study
Participants will have 10 clinic visits and at least 6 telephone interviews during the course of the study. If you join the study, you will apply a new patch every week for 3 weeks and then have 1 week without a patch. You will follow this pattern for 13 cycles or approximately 1 year. All study supplies, including the patches, exam and tests are provided at no cost to you.
Participants may be compensated up to $600 over the course of the study for time and travel costs. All study supplies and exams are provided free of charge.
- Southern California - Mid-Wilshire, Century City, San Fernando Valley
- Northern California - San Francisco, East Bay
For More Information
Call us to see if you are eligible:
- 1-800-398-1998 in Southern California
- 1-800-300-5767 in Northern California
This study is sponsored by Agile Therapeutics, Inc.
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.
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.
- Southern California: Century City
For More Information
- Call us to see if you are eligible–