A research team in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology is seeking healthy females ages 13-24 for a research study of normal vaginal bacteria. Study consists of four visits with our research team. The first visit will include a full GYN exam by a doctor or midwife, blood work, vaginal swabs, and a questionnaire (should take 10-15 minutes) on a tablet. Future visits are shorter. You will also be asked to collect some swabs at home between visits. Compensation up to $220 is provided for your time.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are between the ages of 13 and 24
- Have had vaginal sex before
- Have regular periods and are not using any hormonal birth control OR are planning to start Depo-Provera
If you are interested, please email us at AimsStudy@jhmi.edu and reference the Hub post.
PI: Dr. Jenell Coleman IRB#: IRB00126504