Hormone study for overweight girls ages 7 - 16


Etiological factors of obesity-associated hyperandrogenemia in peripubertal girls (CRM002)


McCartney Christopher,

UVa Health System, Center for Research in Reproduction seeks overweight girls between the ages of 7 - 16 for a research study. The purpose of the study is to find out why some overweight girls have high levels of a hormone called testosterone. This study may be important to understand how being overweight during puberty contributes to the eventual development of the hormonal disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The study involves 3 visits in total- one screening visit that last about two hours, one outpatient visit that lasts about 15 minutes, and one overnight admission to the Clinical Research Unit that lasts about 20 hours. All study visits involve blood draws. You will be given an iron supplement to take as a part of the study; and during the overnight study visit, you will be given insulin and glucose (sugar) as a part of the study procedures. • Study-related exams, tests, and medications are provided free of charge. • Compensation for study completion is $150. Contact Information: For more information please contact: • Cinthya Yesenia Obando Perez • 434-243-6911, pcos@virginia.edu • IRB-HSR # 13552 Principal Investigator: Christopher McCartney, MD


Hormone Studies
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome



Compensation for study completion is $150.

Cinthya Yesenia Obando Perez