Are you an active woman who has stopped having regular menstrual periods?
Do you want to participate in a research study?
If so, please keep reading!
The Female Athlete Program at Boston’s Children's Hospital and Dr. Madhu Misra,
head of the Sports Endocrine Research Lab of the Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts
General Hospital are specifically recruiting female athletes aged 14-25 who do not menstruate
regularly. The study focuses on bone density. Estrogen (needed for women to have regular
menstrual periods) plays a key role in maintaining and building strong bones through adolescence.
Female athletes who have stopped menstruating often lose bone density and suffer stress fractures.
Participants will receive free bone density testing, hormonal and nutritional evaluation, metabolic rate
tests, and VO2 max testing. They will also receive a stipend of up to $625.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about your body AND contribute towards the health of other
female athletes. Contact Kate to see if you are eligible to participate: KWARGO@PARTNERS.ORG
For more information about the Female Athlete Triad and the links between exercise, stress fractures,
nutrition and amenorrhea, read the chapter on Dieting Gone Awry in Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.