Oral Contraceptive Pills Compared to Vaginal Rings
The purpose of this study is to determine whether teens and young women would prefer the Nuvaring to oral contraceptive pills after having tried both methods.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||YOUNG WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES: ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS VS The VAGINAL RING|
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2004|
Sexually active young women (n=130), aged 15-21 years, were randomly assigned to use either the vaginal ring or oral contraceptive pills for an initial study interval of three 28-day cycles, followed by three cycles of the alternate method. Participants completed surveys about method use, acceptability and side effects at baseline, after three cycles, and after six cycles, as well as in a follow up telephone interview one month after study completion.
|United States, California|
|New Generation Health Center|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94110|
|Principal Investigator:||Felicia Stewart, MD||University of California, San Francisco|