Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center (CRC), part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, has been in operation since 1987. The CRC has performed more than 300 clinical trials for a total of more than 10,000 participants enrolled. We have worked with over 60 different government and pharmaceutical industry sponsors, primarily in the area of reproduction and women’s health.

Since our inception, we have been involved in testing every contraceptive method on the U.S. market, as well as some not yet available. These include oral, transdermal, vaginal, injectable and implantable biodegradable and non-biodegradable contraceptive methods. The CRC has also been involved in studies of both male and female condoms, diaphragms, diaphragm/ spermicides, and other barrier-type contraceptive devices.