UVa Health System Center for Research in Reproduction seeks female volunteers with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), ages 40 to 47, for a research study. The purpose of the study is to learn if metformin is as effective as birth control pills for health-related quality of life.
You may be eligible for this study if: You have PCOS. Symptoms and signs include irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, and high testosterone levels. Participants must not have taken contraceptive pills or hormonal medications for 3 months prior to the study.
Study involves 7 outpatient visits, taking metformin or birth control pills, blood draws, saliva collection, transvaginal ultrasound, and questionnaires.
Study-related exams, tests and medications are provided free of charge. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation for study completion is $480