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Research at PPIL

Planned Parenthood of Illinois is proud to be a leader in sexual and reproductive health research. Our dedicated Research team at PPIL partners with staff, patients, and community partners to generate data and knowledge in order to drive policy, improve access to & quality of care, and serve the PPIL community.

Currently Enrolling Studies

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We Participate in the Following Research:

  • Focus groups

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Clinical Trials

  • Data Reviews 

Common Research Topics

  • Birth Control
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Abortion Access

Who We Are

At PPIL, our research fosters collaborative partnerships with patients like you. Through our studies, we drive policy changes, improve access to quality health care, and serve the PPIL community.


4 Mission Pillars at PPIL

  • Research
  • Care
  • Education
  • Advocacy

Get Involved

Are you interested in participating in our research? We offer many opportunities for you to get involved! By participating in research studies, you become an essential partner in our mission to create a healthier and more inclusive future for all. Contact our research team today to discover more about our different research studies and how you can help contribute to advancing sexual and reproductive health care. 

We are currently looking for volunteers for our LNG-IUD study

We are recruiting participants from our Near North, Englewood, Austin, Rogers Park and Loop locations for our LNG-IUD study.

If you're between 18-35 years old, want a Hormonal IUD placed and are willing to receive daily/weekly text message surveys for 1-month of follow up data including a urine pregnancy test result one month after IUD placement, email [email protected] today.

Learn more below.

Participate in the IPAD-BCW Study

The IPAD-BCW is a study to improve awareness and access to HIV prevention and sexual health among Black women living in Chicago.

Are you Black or African American? Are you a woman ages 16-40? You may be eligible to join a focus group with other Black women and receive a $100 e-giftcard. Call 312-622-4707 to learn more. 

Informed Consent & Confidentiality

Before you join any research study, you will be asked to provide  informed consent. This ensures that potential research participants are fully aware of the study's key elements. The research assistant will discuss the goal of the research project and your level of participation, describe the risks and benefits of participation, provide information on how to contact the research team and ethics committees, and describe the steps that are being taken to protect your confidentiality.  Participants are free to withdraw consent at any time.

Prior to joining, the research assistant will:

  • Answer questions
  • Help set realistic expectations
  • Provide a copy of the consent form & contact info
  • Will NOT persuade participant to enroll

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