Individual Study / RCGP

Royal College of General Practitioners’ oral contraception study

Royal College of General Practitioners’ oral contraception study

Initiatives -
To monitor the health of women who had used oral contraceptives. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1968
Funding
Royal College of General Practitioners, British Heart Foundation, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Medical Insurance Agency, Medical Research Council, Schering AG (Berlin), Schering Health Care (UK), Searle, and Wyeth-Ayerst International (USA).

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Valerie Beral
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
25 year follow up

Marker Paper

Beral V, Hermon C, Kay C, Hannaford P, Darby S, Reeves G. Mortality associated with oral contraceptive use: 25 year follow up of cohort of 46000 women from Royal College of General Practitioners’ oral contraception study. BMJ 1999;318:96–100. doi: 10.1136/bmj.318.7176.96

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
46,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other