1. Are you starting hormonal birth control?
If you are a healthy woman between the ages of 16 and 35, you may be eligible to participate in the Hormonal Contraception Longitudinal Study.
The purpose of this research study is to follow the immune responses and normal bacterial communities of the reproductive tracts of women starting, already on, or not on hormonal contraception for a period of two years. We would like to better understand how the length of HC use affects these responses and communities.
Enrollments will be taking place at the Johns Hopkins Bayview, White Marsh, and Green Spring Station gynecology clinics.
The research study requires eight total clinic visits. Subjects will be financially compensated for both clinic visits and specimen collections. Transportation and parking costs will also be provided.
For more information, call our study coordinator at 410-550-8698 or visit the study Web site.
PI: Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD