Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103


M-CARES will use large-scale administrative data complemented by follow-up surveys and a randomized control trial (RCT) to estimate the causal impact of greater financial access to contraception on a comprehensive set of outcomes. Outcomes include contraceptive use, pregnancy, childbearing, and parenting strategies; partnership decisions and relationship quality; health and health care use; education, labor market success, and public assistance receipt; financial security; neighborhood quality; mental health and stress; and life plans. The resulting estimates will inform a more complete understanding of the costs and benefits of financial access to contraception and, therefore, the investment value of related policies and programs.


Inclusion Criteria: M-CARES will recruit 5,000 women at Michigan Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) clinics over at least 12 months who face potentially large out-of-pocket costs for highly effective contraceptives, especially LARC methods. In order to be eligible to participate in the study, the woman needs to meet the following criteria: 1. . 18-35 years old, 2. . physically capable (biologically female and fecund) and at risk of having a pregnancy (has sex with men), 3. . not pregnant at the time of enrollment and not wishing to become pregnant in the next 12 months, 4. . face some out-of-pocket costs for contraceptives at PPMI, and 5. . at a PPMI clinic for a clinician appointment.



Primary Contact:

Stephanie Hart, MS
Phone: 1-844-864-8258

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
United States

Stephanie K Hart

Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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