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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Study

Please note: we have completed recruitment for this study as of August 2010. Thank you to everyone who participated!

We are inviting healthy women between 19 and 40 years of age to participate as our comparative control group for a study that is looking at the genetics of a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This study is conducted by VCHRI/UBC endocrinologist Dr. Jerilynn Prior.

Who can participate?

You may be eligible for this study if you are a woman who:

  • Is between age 19 and 40
  • Has regular menstrual cycles
  • Has NOT been diagnosed with PCOS, diabetes, or insulin resistance
  • Does not have excessive unwanted facial and body hair, more than normal acne, or head hair loss in a male pattern

What will I be expected to do?

  1. Visit our office at VGH for an interview session where we will ask you questions about your medical history and measure your height, weight, and waist circumference.
  2. Provide a blood sample for genetic analysis

Who do I contact?

For more information or to participate, please contact:
604.875.4111 ext 66948


→ Help us find participants by putting up a flyer [pdf] in your Vancouver neighbourhood!


This study is funded by the UBC Sharon Stewart Aniridia Research Grant

Estrogen’s Storm Season: Stories of Perimenopause

Estrogen's Storm Season

by Dr. Jerilynn C Prior

New second edition available

Estrogen’s Storm Season is now available in BOTH print and eBook (Mobi and ePUB) versions!

All royalties are recieved in our Endowment fund (overseen by UBC) and support CeMCOR's research and future.

It is full of lively, realistic stories with which women can relate and evidence-based, empowering perimenopause information. It was a finalist in 2006 for the Independent Publisher Book Award in Health.

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Paperback copies (with updated insert) still available here.

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