Combined Hormonal Contraceptive Use in High Risk Women: A Longitudinal Study
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This study is an examination of "high risk" young women, 15-24 years of age, who initiate first time use of vaginal ring, oral contraceptives, contraceptive path, or Depo-provera.
Condition or disease
Approximately 1600 young women will be enrolled in a 12 month, observation study of their contraceptive use. They will complete surveys at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months. They will also undergo pregnancy testing at baseline, 6 and 12 month visits. The study is examining such things are the relationship between partnerships, parental and peer influences, and contraceptive choice; Factors associated with long term continuation of contraceptive methods; Attributes of new hormonal contraceptive associated with user satisfaction and long-term continuation; And the extent to which high-risk women who use these methods are also condom users and determine the characteristics of these users.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years to 24 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Planned Parenthood patients who present to start a hormonal birth control for the first time.
- 15-24 years old, English or spanish speaking, Starting ring, pill, patch, or Depo for first time, Sexually active, Single, Not pregnant, Living in Bay Area for next 12 months
Past user of method, Married, Pregnant, Moving out of area, Not sexually active