Positive Health Outcomes for Ob/Gyn Clinical Trials Participants: “Some things ONLY a Woman Can Do.”

Participants in ob/gyn trials experience better health outcomes compared with non-participants, according to a new article in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). Scientists from England have found that women who join ob/gyn clinical trials had better health outcomes than the population of women who did not. The research team at Queen Mary University of London looked at 21 studies that focused on pregnancy and reproductive health. The review included 20,160 women and found that clinical trial participants had 25% better odds of improved health outcomes compared with non-participants.

I have been conducting clinical research for more than 35 years as a principal investigator for a variety of indications in women’s health including contraceptives, low libido/desire, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, menstrual migraines, symptoms of menopause (i.e., hot flashes and night sweats), vulvovaginal atrophy, osteoporosis, overactive bladder, and weight loss. Notable recent FDA approvals include Addyi® (flibanserin, Sprout Pharmaceuticals), Saxenda® (liraglutide, Novo Nordisk), and generic vaginal estrogen tablets, Yuvafem®.

Women’s participation in clinical trials has improved in many areas, but to continue this momentum, more women should speak up and find out if a trial of a medication can help them. There are a variety of opportunities to participate, and more to come every day.

Our practice is currently seeking patients in the following areas.

  • An oral medication for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding due to uterine fibroids.
  • An oral medication for the treatment of moderate to severe endometriosis related pain.

Why should you participate in a clinical trial?

It may help you better understand your medical condition.
You could be part of an ongoing process that may benefit others in the future. There can be great satisfaction from being a part of scientific research.

To learn more please call the office at (202)293-1000 or email the practice at info@jamesasimonmd.com.

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