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Androgen Excess as a Mechanism for Adipogenic Dysfunction in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Women
Women with and Without Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) May Be Eligible to Participate in a Research Study To Learn More About How Body Fat Affects Women’s Health. If you are a Non-Hispanic Caucasian woman between the ages of 18 and 35 years with a BMI between 18.5 and 25 kg/m2 and not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may be eligible to participate in a UCLA Research Study being conducted within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The principal investigator is Dr. Daniel Dumesic. Eligible women will undergo sophisticated medical testing with no cost to the participant or their insurance company. Some of the procedures and tests for this study include:

  • removal of a small amount of fat from your abdomen
  • oral glucose tolerance testing
  • ovarian ultrasound and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulation testing
  • DXA scan for total body fat
  • MRI of your abdominal area for abdominal fat

Women with PCOS will be asked to take a pill every day for 6 months and then repeat the tests mentioned above. The pill will either be a drug call Flutamide or it will be a placebo (sugar pill). Flutamide is a drug that temporarily blocks the action of male hormones in women. You cannot participate in this study if you have a pacemaker, metal implant(s), or are claustrophobic.
Women without PCOS may receive up to $300 for participation. Women with PCOS may receive up to $840 for participation. All participants will receive parking vouchers for their visits to UCLA.
A member of the study team will contact you to discuss the study and to determine if you are eligible to participate. IRB#: 12-001780

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Researchers at UCLA are conducting a study of a FDA approved outpatient fibroid treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fibroid cells (the Acessa device).

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Popular Q&A

Is there any grant or clinical trial that helps or covers all IVF cost?

Im 35 going on 36 and my husband of 16 yrs is 37, were running out of time and really want to have a baby. Any info would help?

Here are some. Check them out to see if you qualify.
Also, check out a program called Shared Risk. You have to pay but can get your money back if you do not conceive.
You may also want to look into international IVF. Not free, but a lot cheaper than it is here, plus you get to do some traveling!
Good luck!

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