Are You a Doctor? Research Study Needs Your Help to Recruit Women Being Prescribed the Combined Contraceptive Pill

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: Berlin Center for Epidemiology and Health Research (ZEG) and Family Planning NSW
Location: Australia
Lead Doctor: Dr Mary Stewart
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Family Planning NSW Ethics Committee

Researcher interview:


Family Planning NSW seeks a network of doctors to recruit for an important,  non-interventional, international PRO-E2* study

The study is assessing the safety of  Zoely® and other levonorgestrel-containing combined oral contraceptive pills. The main outcome is to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism.

Participating doctors are required to recruit women to whom they have newly prescribed Zoely® or a levonorgestrel-containing combined oral contraceptive pill in a 2 year observational study. The women recruited for this study cannot have been taking another combined oral contraceptive pill in the previous 2 months. Doctors will be reimbursed $70 for their time for each eligible patient they recruit.

*Prospective controlled cohort study on the safety of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing nomegestrol acetate (2.5 mg) and 17ß-estradiol (1.5 mg)

Benefits of Participation

  • You will be helping to advance important medical research on the safety of the contraceptive pill.
  • You will receive a monthly newsletter containing study updates and up to date information on reproductive and sexual health.

Your Rights

  • This study must not have any influence whatsoever on your prescribing  or on the decisions made by individual patients.
  • If you decide to recruit for this  study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential.

Your Role in the Study?

Doctors who participate would be responsible for the following:

  • Recruiting women for a two-year observational study
    • Women must be prescribed Zoely® or a levonorgestrel-containing combined oral contraceptive pill
    • Women have not taken a combined oral contraceptive in the
      past two months.
  • Providing the women with informational material and facilitating the patient completing the consent form and baseline survey.
  • That is the extent of your role – PRO-E2 study staff will follow up directly with the study participants themselves.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the study and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Study

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