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.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Are you a woman who is looking to use hormonal birth control for at least a year? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study to use an investigational birth control patch. This study involves 7 visits and 9 phone calls over up to 14 months. Compensation is provided.
Merck ENG Assay Study
Are you 18-50 years old and currently using Nexplanon® or Nuvaring® as your birth control method? You may be able to participate in a study to see what factors may affect the lab results for contraceptive hormone levels. This research study requires one visit and blood draw at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Compensation is provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
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.
Are you 18-35 years old? Do you have a Nexplanon® implant (also called an etonogestrel implant)? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if Nexplanon is safe and effective for use beyond three years. Eligible participants have a Nexplanon implant that was inserted 34–36 months ago (almost three years ago). Compensation is provided.
CHARA 2 Study
Are you 18-24 years old and getting ready to start a new hormonal method of birth control (depo, IUD, implant)? You may be able to participate in a study to collect samples to evaluate the impact that hormonal (birth control) methods have on immune response and HIV risk. This study involves 4 visits over 3 months. Compensation is provided.
Patient Perceptions of Consent Process
Are you scheduled to have a surgical procedure for a benign gynecological condition such as fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help understand patients’ perceptions about the role of medical students in their healthcare. This study includes two phone or online interviews lasting about 1.5 hours total.