This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions unintended pregnancy, teen births, abortion, contraception
Sponsor Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Start date August 2007
End date December 2016
Trial size 9256 participants
Trial identifier NCT01986439, 201101982


The purpose of this project is to remove barriers to obtaining contraceptive methods, including the most effective and expensive methods. The study seeks to remove the financial and knowledge barriers and promote the most effective contraceptive methods to reduce unintended pregnancy rates at the population level.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Distribution of contraceptive method chosen
time frame: Baseline

Secondary Outcomes

Method Continuation
time frame: 6-month, 12 month, 24-month, and 36-month
Method Satisfaction
time frame: 12-month, 24-month, 36-month
Teen Pregnancy Rates
time frame: 1-year, 2-year, 3-year
Repeat Abortion Rates
time frame: 1-year, 2-year, 3-year
Sexually transmitted infection rates
time frame: Baseline and 12-months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 14 years up to 45 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. 14-45 years of age 2. Primary residency in St. Louis City or County 3. Does not desire pregnancy during the next 1 year 4. Desires reversible contraception 5. Sexually active with a man within the past 6 months or intend to have sex with a man in the next 6 months 6. Is not currently using a contraceptive method, has begun using a new contraceptive method within the last 4 weeks, or is a current contraceptive method user who wants to switch to a NEW contraceptive method immediately 7. Willing and able to undergo informed consent 8. Willing to comply with study protocol and 2-year follow-up schedule 9. Not currently pregnant, or meets one of the following criteria: 1. Currently pregnant, undergoing medical or surgical termination of pregnancy, and planning for post-abortion contraception 2. Currently pregnant with an abnormal pregnancy (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy), undergoing medical or surgical management, and planning for post-pregnancy contraception 3. Currently pregnant, estimated gestational age of 36 weeks or greater, and planning for post-partum contraception. Exclusion Criteria: 1. History of hysterectomy or sterilization 2. Current participation in another research study that would interfere with the conduct of this study

Additional Information

Official title The Contraceptive Choice Project
Principal investigator Jeffrey F Peipert, MD PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).