Hormonal IUD Study

The Women's Health Research Unit is conducting a study to examine how effective the LevoCept IUD is at preventing a pregnancy in healthy women of childbearing age.

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Why is this study being done?

Over the last few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of reproductive-age women who choose to use intrauterine devices (IUD) as their method of contraception. IUDs are currently one of the most effective forms of birth control and this study is looking at an investigational design that may improve IUD function. Results from this study could offer women another option of long-term reversible contraception.

The purpose of this study is to:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the LevoCept IUD in preventing pregnancy in health women of childbearing age.
  • To assess the tolerability of the device (LevoCept).

To qualify for this study, you must be a woman between the ages of 18-40 who:

  • Is generally healthy
  • Has normal and regular menstrual cycles
  • Is regularly sexually active with a male partner


Qualified participants will be compensated up to $510 for 6 study visits during approximately one year.

Who do I contact for additional information?

To find out more information and to learn if you are qualified to participate, fill out the online form or call the Women’s Health Research Unit confidential recruitment line.

Complete the Online Form or call 503-494-3666, or email