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Participate In Women's Health Research!

We would like to find out which type of contraception is BEST for women after they have an abortion for a pregnancy less than 12 weeks.

We would like to invite you to take part in this study if you…

  • Will be having your abortion at the Kelowna Women's Services Clinic
  • Are a BC resident registered with the Medical Services Plan health care system
  • Have given consent to have an abortion for a pregnancy of less than 12 weeks

Joining this study is simple!

  • You will be asked to sign a consent form and complete a simple questionnaire
  • If you choose to have a copper intrauterine device (IUD) a computer-based system will randomly decide which of two types of copper IUDs you will receive
  • You will have your abortion and follow up for the abortion in the normal way
  • We would like to contact you to fill in questionnaires at 3, 6, and 12 months after the abortion

You will receive a $10 gift card each time you fill out a questionnaire and you will be giving us a better understanding of contraceptive choices for women in the future. Your time and participation are highly valued!

  • No information that discloses your identity will be released or published and your confidentiality will be respected
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

If you are interested in participating in this study, discuss it with the counselor during your counseling session at the Kelowna Women's Services Clinic and decide whether it is right for you.

*Study results will be published here when available in approximately 2018.