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Our research team at Planned Parenthood is dedicated to advancing innovation in sexual and reproductive health care. Our goals are to:

  • Advance reproductive/sexual health by participating in research
  • Provide our patients with opportunities to be involved in research
  • Provide certain services free of charge as part of research - some of our studies provide free annual exams, pap tests, testing, birth control etc. as part of the study

Help Us Advance Health Care

PPSLRSWMO is currently looking for patients to participate in one of our several ongoing studies on sexual health. Not only is it FREE to participate, but you may receive compensation or certain services free of charge. The studies help Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers improve health care and health care access.

If you have any questions, please contact our research manager by calling 314.531.7526 ext.362 or sending an email to [email protected].

*Participating in a study IS NOT required to receive services from our health centers.*

Participate in a Study

We're currently recruiting for the research studies listed below.

If you're interested in participating in a study, please fill out a short form to help us get started. We'll get back to you within 72 hours.

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Current Research Studies

BEAM Health Study

What is the study?

If you are 17 to 20 years old and have visited a Planned Parenthood health center, you may be eligible to participate in the BEAM Health study!

The purpose of the BEhavior And Motivation (BEAM) Health Study is to test some different approaches (video, interactive facilitator-led video conference session, interaction with app-based prompts) that aim to help young people make healthy decisions. This study is completely virtual. Participants will receive up to $230 in gift cards.

Am I eligible to participate?

To participate, you must:

  • Complete a short online screening form on your smartphone or another device
  • Talk to study staff over telephone and/or video chat
  • Complete four online questionnaires over the next seven months

How do I get involved?​​​​​​​

To see if you're eligible, complete the 10-minute online screening below.

Nexplanon Implant

What is the study?

We are currently recruiting for a study looking at the extension of Nexplanon use for an additional 2 years (up to 5 years of total use). If eligible, participants will receive at least $740 over the course of 24 months and complete all required visits/contacts.

Am I eligible to participate?

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Age 18-35 years old
  • Be within 60 days of 36 months of Nexplanon use
  • Have heterosexual vaginal sex at least once per month
  • Do not desire pregnancy within the next 2 years
  • Attend a minimum of 10 office visits and blood draws over 24 months

How do I get involved?

To see if you're eligible, fill out the form below and a member of our research team will contact you.

Have Questions?

Not sure if you qualify? Confused about a particular study? Contact us and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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