Summary

Eligibility
for females ages 15 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at Oakland, California and other locations
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
Daniel Grossman

Description

Summary

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of dispensing mifepristone via a mail-order pharmacy. The investigators will recruit patients at up to 10-15 primary care and internal medicines sites not currently providing abortion services around the country. Patients will go through routine in clinic visits to determine eligibility and then will receive the medications in the mail at their preferred address. The investigators will survey patients 3 and 14 days after the initial clinic visit and interview providers at the end of the study.

Official Title

Feasibility and Acceptability of Dispensing Mifepristone Via Mail Order Pharmacy

Details

This is a prospective cohort study of patients obtaining medication abortion via mifepristone dispensed from an online mail order pharmacy. After an initial pilot test with 25 patients, the investigators will identify 15-20 clinics and/or medical facilities not currently providing medication abortion to participate in the study. The study team will train primary care providers to provide medication abortion with the medications dispensed via mail order pharmacy. The investigators aim to recruit approximately 400 patients for this study across all the sites. Patients will come in for an initial consult visit at the study site and then receive their medications at a preferred address within 3 days of the initial visit. Study participants will fill out surveys about their experience and feedback about the acceptability of the process; this will occur at 3 and 14 days after the initial recruitment visit. The investigators will also collect clinic data from patients and clinic sites to track clinical outcomes. And the investigators will interview providers at the end of the study to better understand their experiences prescribing mifepristone via mail-order.

Keywords

Abortion Early Pregnancy Related Mifepristone

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to females ages 15 years and up

  • Women seeking medication abortion through 63 days gestation
  • Eligible for MifeprexⓇ at a study site
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Willing and able to participate in the study, including willing and able to receive medications at home or other preferred address within 3 days of initial medication abortion visit

You CAN'T join if...

  • Not pregnant
  • Not seeking medication abortion
  • under the age of 15
  • Over 63 days gestation
  • Contraindicated for medication abortion

Locations

  • Children's Hospital Oakland not yet accepting patients
    Oakland California 94609 United States
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine accepting new patients
    New York New York 10461 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Daniel Grossman
    Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences. Authored (or co-authored) 67 research publications.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT03913104
Phase
Phase 4
Study Type
Interventional
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