huh? Bad idea!

Who would sign up for this? Doesn't this seem like a bad thing to investigate?

Dear Volunteer:

I am conducting a clinical research study at Coastal Carolina Research Center in Goose Creek to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational oral contraceptive.
To be considered for participation in this research study, you must be between the ages of 18 and 40, (if you smoke up to the age of 35) and be willing to take the study contraceptive as your primary method of birth control and be otherwise generally healthy. Medical staff at my site and I will review additional criteria with you to determine if you’re eligible.

If you are eligible and decide to participate, you can expect 10 office visits over approximately 14 months. You will be asked to maintain a study diary. All qualified participants will receive, at no cost, all study-related:

* Study contraceptive
* Physical Exams
* Lab work

Monetary compensation up to $380 will be provided if you qualify. We appreciate your spirit of volunteerism and would welcome you to share this study opportunity with any of your friends.

If you are interested, know someone who may be interested in this study, or have general questions about clinical research, please contact the Coastal Carolina Research Center at 843/856-3784, or check out our new website www.coastalcarolinaresearch.com and sign up for the study online under the Volunteer Section in the link called “Current Studies”.


Cynthia B. Strout, MD
Medical Director

1 comment:

Heto said...

Ha! At first I was like, but why is that a bad thing to study? And then I realized, oh yeah! If it fails, you get knocked up!

Somehow, that $380 doesn't seem like such great compensation.

Then again, thinking about it, maybe they just try to determine if it stops ovulation, and you'd still need to use a secondary form of protection. If that were the case, that doesn't seem like such a terrible idea!