Since Bedsider's inception we have conducted research with our target audience of young women to make sure our products address their needs. From an early pilot study of women recruited from three Florida clinics to a large-scale online evaluation being conducted as we speak, we seek feedback to see what works and what needs improvement.
We have also moved our research efforts into clinical settings to improve health care at the point of service. Our early clinical research has been conducted through partnerships with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). Studies carried out by affiliates of these organizations have explored ways that Bedsider can be used to ease clinic flow, enhance efficiency and comprehensiveness of patient education, and help women find the birth control method that best meets their needs. The results from most of these projects are now in and what they've found is promising!
Check back soon to read more about the findings from our various studies. And if you are interested in conducting research of your own using Bedsider, let us know! We want to hear about your results and share them with our other providers.