A Dose Finding Study to Evaluate Serum Estradiol Levels With Use of Contraceptive Vaginal Rings Releasing Nestorone® and Escalating Doses of Estradiol in Normal Cycling Women Completed

Brief description: This clinical trial investigates a new vaginal delivery system made of silicone rubber, containing Nestorone®, a 19-nor progesterone derivative and a low dose of serum estradiol (E2). The investigators plan to evaluate one-month data on the serum estradiol (E2) levels of three different contraceptive vaginal rings that contain a fixed dose of NES and escalating doses (75 µg/day, 100 µg/day, or 200 µg/day) of estradiol as the basis for selecting a CVR for a larger contraceptive efficacy trial.

Detailed description: This dose-finding study aims to evaluate serum estradiol levels with use of contraceptive vaginal rings releasing Nestorone® and escalating doses of estradiol in normal cycling women. The primary objective is to evaluate one-month data on the serum estradiol (E2) levels of three different contraceptive vaginal rings containing a fixed dose of Nestorone® (NES) and escalating doses of estradiol as the basis for selecting a contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR) dose for a contraceptive efficacy trial. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the effects of three different estradiol doses of a NES- E2 CVR on progesterone levels, bleeding and side effects during one month of use and to evaluate the effects of a hormone-free internal on bleeding patterns. Nestorone serum levels will further be measured as an indication of compliance with the continuous use of the ring.

date/time interval

  • January 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017