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Hormone Study for Girls Ages 7 - 17

IRB/UVa Tracking #: 13502

Principal Investigator: McCartney Christopher,

Contact: Melissa Gilrain

Tel: 4342436911

Email: mg7zb@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Study Description

The Center for Research in Reproduction seeks healthy adolescent girls ages 7 – 17 to participate in a reproductive hormone study. We are also enrolling girls ages 7 – 17 who have symptoms of high male hormones (excess hair growth, irregular periods). The purpose of the study is to determine how certain hormones contribute to the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study does not involve any medications; blood draws are a part of both the inpatient and outpatient study visits. There are 2-3 study visits in total including one screening visit that takes about 1-3 hours and one 20-hour overnight admission to the Clinical Research Unit. The other study visit is a brief (15 minute) outpatient blood draw. Study-related exams and tests are provided free of charge. For more information please contact pcos@virginia.edu