VeraCept Copper IUD Study

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This study is investigating a non-hormonal copper IUD being developed as a potential new contraceptive option. There is currently only one non-hormonal copper IUD available in the United States. This study is intended to help us find out how effective the study IUD, VeraCept, is at preventing pregnancy. We are also looking to discover how easy the IUD is to insert, how safe the IUD is, participants' satisfaction while using the IUD, and if there are any side effects with the IUD. Participation will last up to 5 years and include 14 visits to our clinic at OHSU.


  • You are between the ages of 15 and 45
  • You have regular menstrual cycles
  • You are sexually active with a male partner who has not had a vasectomy
  • You are seeking to avoid pregnancy
  • You are in good general health


Qualified participants will receive all study related materials and exams at no charge and will be compensated up to $2,775 for their time and travel. The exact amount will depend on the number of visits and study requirements completed.

Who do I contact for additional information?

To find out more information and to learn if you are qualified to participate, call the Women’s Health Research Unit's confidential recruitment line at 503-494-3666 or email us at .