Tubal patency during the menstrual cycle and during treatment with hormonal contraceptives: a pilot study in women

Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Jensen

Study Purpose

The Women’s Health Research Unit is conducting a study looking at contraceptive effects on fallopian tubes.

Research study looking at contraceptive effects on fallopian tubes. The purpose of this study is to learn about how menstrual cycles and hormonal contraceptives affect tubal patency. Tubal patency is when a woman’s fallopian tubes are not blocked. If this opening is blocked, this can result in infertility.

Medical Condition(s)

tubal patency

Eligibility Criteria

Women who are
•Between the ages of 18
•Have normal menstrual cycles that occur every 24-37 days
•Are in good health
•Are not currently using hormonal contraception or an intrauterine device OR have had at least one complete menstrual cycle since stopping hormonal contraception or an intrauterine device
•Have not undergone bilateral tubal ligation or tubal surgery
•Are willing to take hormonal contraception as part of study participation

Age Range

18 - 40

Healthy Volunteers Needed


Duration of Participation

This study requires up to 3-5 visits and will take approximately 6 months to complete.

Minors Included



Women's Health Research Unit Recruitment Coordinator
Telephone: 503-494-3666
E-mail: whru@ohsu.edu


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Recruitment End


Compensation Provided



Eligible female subjects who complete the study will receive a maximum of $1,160 compensation for their participation

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