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The Women's Health Study: From Adolescence to Adulthood

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2016 by Boston Children’s Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marc R Laufer, Children's Hospital Boston Identifier:
First received: November 28, 2012
Last updated: January 28, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
In order to learn more about women's health issues that occur over the lifespan, the Women's Health Study: from Adolescence to Adulthood is building a biorepository and database. The biorepository collects, processes and stores samples (such as urine, saliva, blood, cells, tissue and peritoneal fluid) until they are needed for research. The database contains de-identified information about our study participants. The biorepository and database are being created to serve as a resource for researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and outside institutions.

Pelvic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Women's Health Study: From Adolescence to Adulthood Sponsored by the Boston Center for Endometriosis.

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Establishing a biorepository and database [ Time Frame: next 20 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
urine, saliva, blood, tissue, peritoneal fluid

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2030
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Females with endometriosis
Females with a surgical diagnosis of endometriosis or who undergoing surgery for suspected endometriosis. At this time, we are only recruiting patients of Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital for this group.
Females without surgical diagnosis of endometriosis
Females do not need to be patients of Boston Children's Hospital or Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
clinic and community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female
  • at least 7 years old
  • not experiencing natural menopause

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01738204

United States, Massachusetts
Boston Children's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Jenny Sadler, MPH    617-355-7959   
Contact: Jerri Miller, BS    617-355-2212   
Principal Investigator: Marc R Laufer, MD         
Brigham and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Cam Fraer, RN, BSN    617-732-4242   
Principal Investigator: Marc R Laufer, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Marc R Laufer, Chief, Division of Gynecology, Children's Hospital Boston Identifier: NCT01738204     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-P00004267
Study First Received: November 28, 2012
Last Updated: January 28, 2016

Keywords provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:
pelvic pain
women's health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pelvic Pain
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 22, 2017