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Clinical Research at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

We have several current or upcoming studies you may be able to participate in!

Message us at [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in any of the studies below.

Current and Upcoming Studies

Mirena IUD for Emergency Contraception

Did you know that the Mirena IUD can be used for emergency birth control? If you have had unprotected sex in the last 5 days (120 hours), this is one of the most effective options for emergency contraception. 

We are offering this study at four of our health centers:

Learn more about this study from University of Utah

Learn more about this study from ClinicalTrials.gov


Options for Pain Control During Abortion

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a device that has been studied for pain control for a number of conditions including chronic pelvic pain and arthritis. For people who do not want intravenous sedation for pain control during abortion, this may be an alternative that helps with pain but does not make you feel sedated.

We are offering this study at our San Jose Central health center.

Check back soon to learn more about this study. 

Why participate in research studies at Planned Parenthood?

We care about research that has the potential to improve health care and outcomes for our patients and the communities that we serve. This may include research on new options for:

  • birth control,
  • pain control during abortion, and
  • people’s experiences with different healthcare services.

Studies From External Partners

Elon University

Researchers at Elon University are conducting interviews to understand the links between religion and abortion care. Learn more here