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Birth Control
There are a variety of birth control methods available, such as the pill, diaphragm, IUD, vaginal ring, condom and patch.


Not all methods are for everyone. Medical factors like smoking, high blood pressure, and migraines have an impact on what doctors prescribe. Your lifestyle and partner preference has an impact on which type of birth control you choose. Through clinical research trials, more methods will become available. Additionally, trials for birth control aim to reduce unwanted side effects associated with hormonal contraception.

One reason for continued research is to improve upon the various methods and side effects women experience, such as, break through bleeding, bloating, blood clots and weight gain.The birth control method is provided for 1 year (average length of a study).

You may be eligible to participate in a research study for birth control if you:

  • Have regular menstrual cycles
  • Are of child-bearing potential