Time to Conceive: A Study of Fertility
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Collaborator||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|
|Start date||April 2008|
|End date||September 2016|
|Trial size||850 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01028365, 1R21HD060229-01A1, UNC-Chapel Hill|
The purpose of this research study is to learn a way to measure a person's fertility. After 1 year of trying, 1 out of every 7 women will not be pregnant. This is called infertility. This results in significant distress and anxiety. Infertility is common; however, the investigators have no markers to predict who will be infertile. For couples diagnosed with infertility, the investigators have used blood and urine hormone levels (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), inhibin B, and antimullerian hormone (AMH)) to tell us who will get pregnant with fertility treatment. The investigators don't know if these hormone levels can predict if regular people trying to get pregnant will be able to get pregnant. This study will try to determine if these hormone levels can predict fertility and infertility.
time frame: 12 months, or until conception
Female participants from 30 years up to 44 years old.
- women between the ages of 30 and 44
- hoping to get pregnant and about to start trying or have been trying for less than 3 months
- living with male partner
- currently using birth control with no intention of stopping
- have been trying to get pregnant for more than 3 months
- have used hormone shots for birth control in the past year
- have renal failure
- have known fertility problems, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- plan on moving outside of the Triangle Area in the next 6 months
|Official title||Time to Conceive: A Study of Fertility: Biomarkers of Fertility|
|Principal investigator||Anne Z Steiner, MD, MPH|
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