Tubal patency during the menstrual cycle and during treatment with hormonal contraceptives: a pilot study in women
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.
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
18 - 40
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
This study requires up to 3-5 visits and will take approximately 6 months to complete.
Women's Health Research Unit Recruitment Coordinator
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Eligible female subjects who complete the study will receive a maximum of $1,160 compensation for their participation