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Healthy women needed for polycystic ovary syndrome study

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking healthy women ages 18 to 40 for a research study to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome.

  • Feb. 5, 2013

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking healthy women ages 18 to 40 for a research study to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome.

Two different profiles of women are being sought for study participation:

  • Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who have infrequent periods and a body mass index from 18 to 25.
  • Women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome to serve as controls who have regular periods and a body mass index from 30 to 40.

Volunteers cannot be currently pregnant or be on hormonal birth control.

The study involves a screening visit, two admissions to the Indiana University Clinical Research Center for blood draws during a cream challenge test, a glucose tolerance test and an ovarian stimulation test. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may also be eligible to receive a medication in a 12-week treatment arm of the study.

Participants will be compensated for their time.

For additional information, contact Tammy Garrett, R.N., at 317-944-7037, or tjgarret@iupui.edu.