The NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research projects related to PCOS. Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
Featured NICHD Clinical Trials on PCOS
- Research study for children with a mother or sister with PCOS
Because research suggests that PCOS is inherited (passed down to family members), this study is looking for clinical, blood, or genetic markers or signs of PCOS in the sisters and daughters of women with PCOS.
- Pharmacogenetics of metformin action in PCOS
This study explores whether genetic differences explain why some women with PCOS do not respond to metformin while other women do. Knowing whether a specific gene predicts the effect of metformin on ovulation would help make fertility treatments for PCOS more efficient and effective.
- Adrenal hyperplasia among young people with PCOS
In some women with PCOS, high androgen levels have been associated with disorders of the adrenal glands, which are located on the top of the kidneys. In addition to androgens, the adrenal glands produce hormones that regulate the body's response to stress. This research aims to determine whether some women with PCOS have abnormalities in the adrenal glands or in their function that could contribute to PCOS.
NICHD Clinical Trials
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Information on current NIH-sponsored clinical trials on PCOS is available at the link below or by calling 1–800–411–1222.