Seeking healthy controls for study on the menstrual cycle

The Johns Hopkins University is seeking women to participate in a research study on the menstrual cycle. The study involves three remote visits with Johns Hopkins staff over the course of two to three months, plus in-person blood draws. These visits involve questionnaires about mood, tracking your menstrual cycle, and providing saliva samples, in addition to blood samples. Each of the visits lasts about 1 hour.

To be eligible for the study, women must:

  • Not experience any premenstrual mood symptoms
  • Be age 18-50
  • Experience regular menstrual cycles
  • Not be taking hormonal birth control (the pill, the patch, the shot, the Mirena/Skyla IUD)
  • Not be using psychiatric medications such as antidepressants

To see if you might be eligible, follow the link for the eligibility screener.