Frequently Asked Questions about M-CARES

Why am I not eligible to be in this study?

Only women ages 18 to 35 who are at risk of getting pregnant, who want to avoid getting pregnant, and who face out-of-pocket costs for contraceptives at PPMI are eligible for the study.

Will participating take a lot of my time?

The first survey will take about 25 minutes to complete, and the second and the third surveys will take about 30 minutes each. We will use your personal information (name, date of birth, contact information, and social security number) to access your administrative records and save you time filling out surveys.

Who will see the information I provide for this study?

Your privacy is very important to M-CARES. We will keep your personal information, survey responses, and administrative records completely confidential. All of your responses will be encrypted and stored on password-protected computers. We plan to publish the results of this study, but we will not publish any information that would identify you or a family member.

Why didn't I get a gift card for contraception?

We know money for contraception can be very important, and that is why we are doing this study. Even if you don't get a gift card, you can still earn up to $170 by participating in the study and completing surveys. We will ask you some questions to determine if you are eligible for a gift card to be used for any contraceptives at PPMI. Half of the those eligible will get this gift card. A computer will decide this at random, meaning you will be equally likely to get a gift card or to not get a gift card.

More questions?

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