Since Bedsider's inception we have conducted research with our target audience of young women to make sure our products address their needs.
That includes an early pilot study of women recruited from three Florida clinics and a large-scale online evaluation that has established Bedsider as the first digital intervention in reproductive health in the U.S.—with adults as an audience—that has shown any evidence of behavioral changes that prevent unplanned pregnancy.
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!