Clinical Trials in Women's Health

Women's Health Research

OHSU is actively recruiting patients for the clinical trials in the women’s health topics listed below.

Current Clinical Trials in Contraception and Birth Control

Agile Contraception Patch
The Women's Health Research Unit is studying the efficacy of an investigational low dose birth control patch.

Cervical Mucus Study
The Women's Health Research Unit is studying how mucus secretion is controlled by natural sex hormones.

Emergency Contraception & Body Weight: Pilot Study
The purpose of this research study is to determine how body weight changes the drug level of an emergency contraceptive pill containing a hormone called levonorgestrel (LNG). This emergency contraceptive is available to women without a prescription but has recently been found to not work as well to prevent pregnancies in women of higher body weight.  The overall goal of this research is to improve the effectiveness of contraception for women, no matter their weight. eIRB # 11419, PI: Alison Edelman, MPH, MD

Current Clinical Trials in Urogynecology

There are currently no clinical trials in this category available for enrollment. Please check back soon.

Current Clinical Trials in Pregnancy and Infertility

Infant Imaging Study
The purpose of this research study is to learn about brain developments in infants and help us identify early brain markers for attention and learning problems.

Optimizing Management of the Second Stage of Labor (OMSS): A Multicenter Trial
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of immediate pushing at complete cervical dilation on the rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery and pelvic floor muscle injury in nulliparous women.

SCOPTI Study
The purpose of this research study is to identify and confirm the best method of sample collection and processing that can be done easily in a commercial setting for the PreTRM™ test and to confirm the best storage conditions while maintaining sample integrity. eIRB# 11577, PI: Leonardo Pereira, MD, MCR

Vitamin C to Decrease the Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy on Infant Lung Function
The purpose of this study is to see if extra vitamin C (500 MG per day) may help the lungs of infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy. IRB #6019

Current Clinical Trials in Menopause

There are currently no clinical trials in this category available for enrollment. Please check back soon.

Clinical Trials in Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Current Clinical Trials in Women's and Gynecologic Cancers 

In Partnership With Knight Cancer Institute

Find current trials involving ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers.

Current Clinical Trials in Other Areas of Women's Health

Novel Insights into Chronic Vestibulitis using Flow Cytometry and Genetics
The Women's Health Research Unit is studying why some women experience pain in the inner vulva (the entryway to the vagina) with intimacy. The specific condition is called vulvar vestibulodynia.

Provoked, localized vulvodynia (PLV) treatment with acupuncture and lidocaine
"Provoked, localized vulvodynia (PLV) treatment with acupuncture and lidocaine" is a study designed to learn more about the addition of non-drug treatment to lidocaine therapy for PLV pain. Participants will be randomized to one of two groups: classical acupuncture and lidocaine or non-classical acupuncture and lidocaine. PI: Catherine Leclair, MD; eIRB# 9664

If you are interested in Women’s Health Research, but don’t see a study that pertains to you at present, we would encourage you to contact us in order to receive information on future studies.


The Women’s Health Research Unit investigates health issues including, but not limited to, contraception, menopause, vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence and abortion.

 

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