for females ages 21-45 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Eleanor Schwarz, MD, MS
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Eleanor Schwarz



The goal of this study is to understand whether providing information to women with a strong desire to avoid future pregnancy about how tubal sterilization compares to long-acting reversible contraceptives improves perceived access to available contraceptives.

Participants will:

  • Complete a baseline survey
  • Receive access to web-based educational resources
  • Complete a brief follow up survey immediately after exploring these web-based resources
  • Complete a follow-up survey 3 months after enrolling

The investigators will compare outcomes among participants provided with access to a new website (intervention) summarizing recent patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) comparing interval laparoscopic tubal sterilization and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) to control participants provided with access to the existing Planned Parenthood website on tubal sterilization.

Official Title

Disseminating PCOR Findings to Reduce Racial Disparities in Surgical Sterilization


This study evaluates the potential benefits of web-based resources to prepare patients considering tubal sterilization to effectively communicate their personal values and priorities to their clinicians, informed by recent patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) comparing interval tubal sterilization to long-acting reversible contraceptives. The investigators hypothesize that patients provided with information on the comparative safety and effectiveness of all available long acting contraceptives will be more likely to obtain contraceptive care that aligns with their personal preferences. The short-term goal of this work is to support patient-centered contraceptive care by increasing knowledge of and perceived access to all available long acting contraceptives among those who wish to avoid future pregnancy. The long-term goal of this work is to increase the proportion of women who are using a method of contraception that aligns with their personal preferences, reduce the proportion of women who regret having undergone a permanent contraceptive procedure, and reduce racial disparities in surgical sterilization.


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You can join if…

Open to females ages 21-45

  • Self-reported fertility
  • Have a strong desire to avoid future pregnancy
  • Speak English or Spanish

You CAN'T join if...

  • Current pregnancy
  • The inability to speak English or Spanish
  • Prior tubal sterilization or "Essure" procedure
  • Menopause
  • Infertility
  • Hysterectomy


  • UCSF accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Eleanor Schwarz, MD, MS
    Dr. Schwarz is a general internist and health services researcher whose work centers on harm reduction and health promotion. She has a particular interest in identifying ways to meet the needs of diverse, vulnerable populations, including women with chronic medical conditions and other underserved populations.


accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 350 study participants
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