Did you become pregnant before age 20 and are now 18 to 26 years old? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to help to learn more about the experiences and communication preferences of people who became pregnant as a teen or young adult. This study involves a 1-hour interview that will take place by telephone or video call. Compensation is provided.
Becoming pregnant at a young age is common, but little research has been done about the best ways for healthcare providers to communicate with pregnant teens and young adults about pregnancy options. The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the experiences and communication preferences of people who became pregnant at a young age. Researchers hope their findings lead to better ways to provide pregnancy counseling to teens and young adults in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Currently aged 18-26
- Became pregnant at least once before age 20
- Met with or spoke to a healthcare professional at least once during your pregnancy that occurred before age 20
- Not currently pregnant
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
During one telephone or video call, participants will be asked to answer questions about themselves and their past pregnancy experiences.
IRB:STUDY20090059 - Perspectives and preferences of young women regarding pregnancy options counseling during adolescence
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Laura Kirkpatrick, MD, is a resident at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Georgetown University, Dr. Kirkpatrick’s research focuses on pediatric neurology and reproductive healthcare for young people.