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Abortion clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 2 open to new patients

  • Intrafetal Digoxin as an Adjuvant for Dilation and Evacuation at 20 to 24 Weeks' Gestation

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    This is a research study to measure the effect of digoxin injection on Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) procedure duration. Digoxin is the most commonly used feticidal agent among family planning subspecialists, and is commonly used for a variety of reasons including provider preference, patient preference, and concerns over legal status of later D&E procedures. There have been several studies on digoxin administration, adverse effects, and impact on the D&E procedure, but doctors want to clarify how digoxin effects D&E procedure time, if at all.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Medication Abortion Via Pharmacy Dispensing

    open to eligible females ages 15 years and up

    This mixed-methods study follows a prospective cohort of patients receiving Mifeprex ® (mifepristone) for medication abortion dispensed by pharmacists after undergoing standard clinical evaluation. Women participating in this study will obtain mifepristone and misoprostol from the pharmacy instead of in the clinic. To assess feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of pharmacy dispensing of mifepristone, the study will survey patients, evaluate their clinical outcomes from electronic health records, and survey and interview pharmacists at study sites.

    San Francisco, California and other locations