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Register: PACTR
Last refreshed on: 5 November 2018
Main ID:  PACTR201409000880157
Date of registration: 04/09/2014
Prospective Registration: No
Primary sponsor: Effective Care Research Unit
Public title: Expanding Contraceptive Health Options (ECHO-1): a randomised clinical trial of injectable contraceptives versus the IUD
Scientific title: A randomised clinical trial of the efficacy, safety and acceptability of injectable contraceptives versus the IUD
Date of first enrolment: 06/07/2009
Target sample size: 7000
Recruitment status: Complete
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Parallel: different groups receive different interventions at same time during study,Randomised,Computer-generated random sequence in balanced blocks of variable size. ,Numbered sealed opaque envelopes.  
Phase:  Not Applicable
Countries of recruitment
South Africa
Name: Justus    Hofmeyr
Telephone: +27 43 708 2353
Name: Mandisa    Singata
Address:  ECRU, East London Hospital Complex East London South Africa
Telephone: +27 43 708 2353
Affiliation:  Project Manager
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: Women undergoing pregnancy termination who consented to participation post-termination, with random allocation of contraception methods.
Exclusion criteria: Not consenting. Contraindications to DMPA, NET or IUD.

Age minimum: 16 Year(s)
Age maximum: 45 Year(s)
Gender: Female
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied

Pregnancy and Childbirth
contraception, reproductive health
contraception, reproductive health
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Copper 380 IUD
Injectable contraceptive (DMPA or NET)
Primary Outcome(s)
unplanned pregnancy
Secondary Outcome(s)
HIV acquisition
HIV disease progression
Menstrual effects
Other effects, including sexual desire, weight gain, depression and condom use
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Effective Care Research Unit
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Results available:
Date Posted:
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