The Women’s Health Study

The Women’s Health Study: From Adolescence to Adulthood explores health topics that affect women over the lifespan. Females 7 years and older are eligible to participate.

Study participants are asked to provide the following:

  • Answers to health questionnaires
  • Urine and saliva samples
  • Blood sample (OPTIONAL)
  • Some patients who are having surgery are eligible to provide more samples.

Volunteers are asked for participation once per year. Up to $35 gift cards from Target or a major online gift card retailer is provided each time you participate. Participation is voluntary and does not affect clinical care at Boston Children’s Hospital or Brigham and Women’s Hospital

What are we trying to learn? We are trying to understand the factors that affect the health of girls and women. You would be helping us by giving us one piece of this huge jigsaw puzzle.

If you have further questions or are interested in participating in the study, please email us at: and/or call Boston Children’s Hospital at 617-335-3309 or Brigham and Women’s Hospital at 617-732-4242.

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