The Center for Family Planning Research (CFPR) at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital conducts clinical research focused primarily on the development and advancement of contraceptive methods and products for HIV prevention.
The CFPR performs clinical research trials related to the development of new contraceptive methods and other techniques. The field of family planning addresses the needs and desires of women and men to control if and when they desire to become pregnant.
The goal of developing new contraceptive technologies is to find ways of preventing pregnancies that are safer, easier to use, and more effective than our current methods. Much of the research we do has significant impact on the use and availability of contraceptives in developing countries. At the same time, we work to find contraceptives that also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV — the virus that causes AIDS.
Overall, our work will help women and men avoid unintended pregnancies. In that way, we hope that women who become pregnant can do so at a time when they are able to best maximize the chances of a happy and healthy pregnancy. However, when an unintended pregnancy occurs, women still have a choice. We also strive to help those women who choose not to continue their pregnancy by developing new and potentially safer methods of terminating their pregnancy.
The Center for Family Planning Research at Magee-Womens Research Institute was created in 1994. The primary office, located in UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, is staffed by physicians, research coordinators, a regulatory coordinator, statisticians, and several research assistants.
Consider joining one of our studies and help contribute to advancements in women’s reproductive health!
The following studies are actively recruiting participants. Please click to learn more about each study. Give us a call to learn more about our studies at 412-641-5496.
The following studies are intermittently recruiting:
Text “JoinCFPR” to 412-999-2758.
Center for Family Planning Research (located in the Clinical and Translational Research Center)
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street 5th Floor, Suite 5500 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Main office phone: (412) 641-5496
Main office fax: (412) 641-5214
Regular office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Center for Family Planning Research
Main office phone: 412-641-5496
Main office fax: 412-641-5214
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