Maintaining Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) in Teens (MINT): A Randomization Trial

2014-07-24 14:18:10 | BioPortfolio


This is a pilot study to determine the feasibility for a randomized controlled trial of two forms of intrauterine contraception: the Levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) and the Copper T 380A. Teenagers have the highest percentage of unintended pregnancies, and often struggle to comply with daily methods of contraception. The intrauterine device (IUD) provides safe, long-term protection and rates highly for patient satisfaction. It also does not require repeat prescriptions or clinic visits, making it a potentially attractive method among teens. However, in adolescent populations, there is both a lack of information about the IUD, as well as few studies that have examined the use of these devices. This study will examine whether a larger scale study on this topic is feasible. IT will address the feasibility of recruiting, consenting, screening, enrolling, randomizing, and retaining adolescents randomized to the LNG-IUS or Copper T 380a.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUS) - Mirena IUD, Paraguard (Copper T380A)


University of Chicago
United States




University of Chicago

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:18:10-0400

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