About Reproductive and Sexual Health
Reproductive and sexual health is an important issue for many adults of all ages and genders. Common topics of reproductive and sexual health research studies include birth control methods, fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections, and other diseases and disorders that may have an impact on health and wellbeing.
To view research studies for people before, during, and after pregnancy, please visit the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health category.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Substance Use Coercion and IPV
Have you recently given birth? You may be eligible for a research study to learn more about the experiences of people who use marijuana or tobacco, and experienced partner violence during pregnancy. Compensation is provided.
Are you a female between 18 and 45 years of age? You may be eligible for a research study to assess the safety and acceptability of two placebo vaginal films. Compensation is provided.
Are you woman 18 to 80 years of age? Have you been diagnosed with symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse? You may be eligible for a research study to determine which surgery has the lowest number of short-term and long-term medical problems. Compensation is provided.
Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Youth PrEP Study - Young Adult Arm
Are you 18 years old? Do you identify as transgender, gay, or bisexual? You may be eligible for a research study to examine the perspectives on PrEP for HIV. Compensation is provided.
Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Youth PrEP Study - Parent/Caregiver Arm
Are you the parent/caregiver of a 14-18 year old? Do they identify as transgender, gay, or bisexual? You may be eligible for a research study to examine the perspectives on PrEP for HIV. Compensation is provided.
Are you 18 to 29 years old? Have you been to prison or jail, or been on parole or probation, in the last year? You may be eligible for a study to develop and test a program to screen and link young adults involved in the criminal legal system to substance use treatment and HIV prevention services. Compensation provided.
REBIRTH Research Study
Have you been diagnosed with Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to determine the impact of bromocriptine therapy on myocardial recovery and subsequent clinical outcomes in a placebo controlled double blind randomized trial. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
Reproductive Autonomy in the Healthcare Setting - Black patients with Lupus
Are you a Black person currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Have you been diagnosed with lupus? You may be able to participate in a research study to explore your thoughts and feelings around your reproductive health. Compensation is provided.
Are you between 18 and 45 and willing to use an investigational vaginal ring? This ring contains 2 drugs, dapivirine and levonorgestrel and is not used to prevent pregnancy in this study.
sIRB Genetic Basis of Female Fertility and Premature Ovarian Failure
Are you a woman with infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, or premature ovarian failure? You may be able to participate in a study that hope to better understand how genetics may influence these issues.