Acceptability of Long-term Progestin-only Contraception in Europe

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 30, 2009
Last updated: December 22, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
The study examines the use of Mirena or Implanon for long-term contraception in women. The duration of therapy use is the key focus of the study. Also, any reasons for discontinuation and the safety profile will be examined. In addition, patients are asked to fill out a short questionnaire about their menstrual bleeding before and during therapy.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Levonorgestrel IUS (Mirena, BAY86-5028)
Drug: Implanon (Etonogestrel)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Acceptability of Long-term Progestin-only Contraception in Europe

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Continuation rate [ Time Frame: At 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Continuation rate [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Bleeding intensity, dysmenorrhea, and user satisfaction (questionnaires completed by patient) [ Time Frame: Initial and after 3, 6, 12 and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cumulative discontinuation rate for unintended pregnancy, bleeding problems, other medical reasons, for non-medical reasons [ Time Frame: At 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: During 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • The return to fertility of women discontinuing the method for wish for pregnancy [ Time Frame: 12 months after discontinuation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 436
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Levonorgestrel IUS (Mirena, BAY86-5028)
Patients under daily life treatment receiving Mirena according to local drug information.
Group 2 Drug: Implanon (Etonogestrel)
Patients under daily life treatment receiving Implanon according to local drug information.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women aged 20-35 years switching from short-acting hormonal contraception

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 20-35 in good general health requesting contraception
  • Women who have used short-acting hormonal contraception (combined or progestogen-only pills, vaginal ring or contraceptive patch) for at least 3 cycles immediately before entering the study and opting to change to either Mirena or Implanon for contraception
  • Women who have given a written informed consent to participate in the study (if applicable)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The contraindications and warnings of the respective Summary of Product Characteristics (Mirena or Implanon) must be followed. The decision to start Mirena or Implanon has to be made clearly before the decision to include patients in the study
  • Patients who are breast-feeding at time of inclusion for the study will also be excluded since breast-feeding affects the bleeding pattern
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00931827

Many Locations, France
Many Locations, Ireland
Many Locations, Slovakia
United Kingdom
Many Locations, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00931827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14688  MA0801  14239  14177  14176  14016 
Study First Received: June 30, 2009
Last Updated: December 22, 2013
Health Authority: France: French Data Protection Authority
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
Ireland: Medical Ethics Research Committee
Slovakia: State Institute for Drug Control

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents processed this record on May 23, 2016