Our contraception research study is live!

Exploring the genetic underpinnings of severe side effects in people assigned female at birth on hormonal contraception

The Dama Health team is embarking on a first-of-its-kind contraception research study in the United Kingdom. We have received ethical approval to investigate genetic differences that may influence whether some people experience severe side effects on hormonal birth control and others don't. To date, there has been little research into the genetic differences that may influence side effects experienced by people using hormonal birth control. We want to change that.

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What's involved?

Participants will be asked to complete a short online health questionnaire and use an at-home saliva test that will be shipped to a UK-based laboratory for genetic testing. All participants will receive access to health and wellness products and discounted online coaching sessions.

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Who can participate?

We are looking for people who have experienced one or more side effects OR no side effects from the following forms of contraception methods*:

Combined Pill

Combined Pill

Progestin-only Pill

Progestin-only Pill

IUS

IUS

Implant

Implant

  • Based in the United Kingdom (not including Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles)
  • Assigned female at sex at birth
  • Aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Able to provide informed consent for research
  • Fluent in english

How do I participate?

You can complete this study from the comfort of your home by clicking the link below to start the short online health questionnaire. After completing the questionnaire you will be prompted to order your genetic test should you opt in to this portion of the study. We recommend you complete the questionnaire on a computer instead of a mobile phone for a better experience! Please email hello@damahealth.com if you have questions.

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