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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

Oral Contraception (Birth Control) Metabolism and Effectiveness
The purpose of this study is to see if weight and body composition can affect how well oral birth control can work in women. IRB #9569

Reducing bleeding with the contraceptive implant
The Women’s Health Research Unit is recruiting for a clinical research study evaluating if a drug can help reduce irregular bleeding in women who use the implant for contraception.

Ulipristal Acetate Oral Contraceptive Study
The purpose of this study is to learn more about an exciting new estrogen-free contraceptive pill containing ulipristal acetate (UPA).

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.

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

Uterine Fibroids and Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of MRI guided focused ultrasound (HIFU) for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. IRB #9840

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.

Pilot Study: Lipoic Acid and Omega-3 Fatty Acid for Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
The primary aim of the pilot study is to provide data that can be used to better determine sample size for the design of a larger clinical trial. The pilot will evaluate the effectiveness of Lipoic Acid (LA) plus Omega-3 fatty acids (Omega-3) on preventing Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

Uterine Fibroids and Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of MRI guided focused ultrasound (HIFU) for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. IRB #9840

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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