New contraceptive decision support app is piloted at Women’s Community Clinic

June 28, 2013

Square-Clinic-Waiting-Room-Technology-2012-Volunteer-Ryan-Contraceptive-ToolHave you caught a glimpse of this new contraceptive decision support app?

The Women’s Community Clinic is partnering with Christine Dehlendorf, MD UCSF for a pilot study of an iPad-based tool to help women choose a contraceptive method. Research assistant (and Women’s Community Clinic volunteer!) Emily Ryan has been at the clinic this week collecting control data and introducing the decision support tool to our clients.

Clients participating in the study first complete the 10-minute application and then present their provider with a printout that contains information about their preferences for contraception, reproductive intentions, medical history, and questions that they have. This study will help us assess the feasibility of implementing this new tool at the Clinic.

We’re excited to see how the decision support tool can help clients make more informed decisions about their contraception method and experience greater satisfaction. Sounds pretty cool, eh?