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Release: Dec. 3, 1999

Women invited to participate in UI study on new oral contraceptive

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area women are invited to participate in a University of Iowa College of Public Health study on a new, investigational oral contraceptive.

The study will last seven months and involve five clinic visits to Iowa City. Participants will receive a physical exam, including a PAP test and pelvic exam, at the beginning of the study and again during the last clinic visit.

To qualify for the study, women must:
--be age 18 or older;
--be currently using a medically effective form of birth control other than hormones (birth control pills, implants or shots) or an intrauterine device (IUD);
--not be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next seven months;
--be non-smokers or smoke less than a pack of cigarettes a day.

The study is funded by Wyeth-Ayerst Research. Compensation is available. For more information, contact the UI Preventive Intervention Center at (319) 335-6628 or toll-free (800) 348-4692.