Reproductive Hormone Studies

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Principal Investigator
Christine M Burt-Solorzano
Melissa Gilrain
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Official Trial Title
Relative contributions of predictors of hyperandrogenism in older vs. young women with PCOS
Study Description

UVA Health, Center for Research in Reproduction seeks female volunteers with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), ages 20 - 30 or 40 - 49, for a research study. The purpose of the study is to learn how characteristics of PCOS improve as women with PCOS get older.

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 3 outpatient visits lasting 2-3 hours each, and one 15-hour overnight admission to the Clinical Research Unit at UVA. The study will include blood draws and a transvaginal ultrasound.

Study-related exams, tests and medications are provided free of charge. For more information please contact


Compensation for study completion is $300