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A Comparison of Continuation Rates for Three Hormonal Contraceptive Methods

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carrie Cwiak, Emory University Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2005
Last updated: August 10, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
This study will assess the continuation rates among women using oral contraceptive pills, Depo-Provera and Ortho Evra following a first trimester abortion.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of Continuation Rates for Three Hormonal Contraceptive Methods (Oral Contraceptive Pills, Depo Provera and Ortho Evra) Among Women Seeking First Trimester Abortion.

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Further study details as provided by Carrie Cwiak, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Continuation Rates [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    We followed subjects to evaluate the continuation rates for subjects receiving oral contraceptive pills, Depo Provera and Ortho Evra.

Enrollment: 321
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Unintended pregnancy rates among women in the United States continue to surpass that of the rest of the developed world at great cost to society. Contraceptive failure has been attributed to poor compliance with contraceptive methods and results in unintended pregnancies. This study will evaluate the 3-month continuation rates among women using the oral contraceptive pill and Depo-Provera. It will also assess the continuation rates of Ortho Evra®, which has not previously been studied in the adolescent population. This study will provide information with regard to pregnancy rates and 3-month patterns of use of contraception among women seeking first-trimester abortion. It will also assess other factors contributing to successful contraception such as the use of emergency contraception and concomitant condom use. The results of this study will be used to inform the practice of providers who provide reproductive health care to women and add to the sparse body of literature available comparing the success of different contraceptive methods used by women.

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants were recruited from a indigent, urban, African American population.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 13-45 women presenting at the ambulatory surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital who want to use either oral contraceptive pills, ortho evra or depo provera?

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Leaving the Atlanta area within 6 months?
  • Desires pregnancy within the next 6 months?
  • Unable to provide contact information?
  • Contraindications to hormonal contraceptive?
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00253019

United States, Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Carrie Cwiak, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT00253019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 518-2003
Study First Received: November 14, 2005
Results First Received: April 9, 2013
Last Updated: August 10, 2013

Keywords provided by Carrie Cwiak, Emory University:
birth control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017