Quick start levonorgestrel intrauterine contraceptive initiation in the setting of unprotected intercourse: A pilot study
Awarded 2014
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh

This pilot study will evaluate the ability to recruit and retain participants for a larger, planned cohort to examine clinical contraceptive failure (positive pregnancy test) after quick start LNG IUD insertion when
a woman reports unprotected sex 6-14 days prior to insertion with a negative pregnancy test. If this study demonstrates recruitment and high retention rates are feasible, the larger cohort study will move
forward and enable clinicians to promote more informed patient decision making regarding the timing of LNG IUD insertion and increase access to same-day insertion for women. This pilot study will also add
to the body of literature regarding quick start initiation of contraceptive methods.