Evaluation of Women and Men With Endocrine and Reproductive-Related Conditions

About the study

This study was designed to allow inpatient and outpatient evaluation of women with a variety
of reproductive and endocrine-related disorders for purposes of research and physician

The evaluations may include ultrasound examinations, blood, saliva, and/or urine samples. In
some cases, specific laboratory or X-ray studies will be performed to confirm the diagnosis
or assist in the treatment of the patient. These additional tests will be conducted within
the guidelines of current gynecologic practice. In some cases, the patient will receive
medical or surgical treatment for their disorder.

The purpose of this study is to provide an opportunity for physicians to evaluate women with
medical conditions of reproduction. These evaluations and treatments will support clinical
training and research for the accredited training program in reproductive endocrinology at
the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Study point of contact

Alan H DeCherney, M.D.
(301) 402-2141
Aliza Y Kramer, R.N.
(301) 496-5800


1 United States site


1 to 85 Years

Study type






participation requirements

– Subjects aged 1-85 with reproductive endocrine related conditions.

– Young women, women of reproductive age, and older women are the focus of this

– Girls with reproductive disorders under the age of 18 will be studied and their assent
will be obtained if possible along with the consent of their parent/guardian.

– Reproductive disorders of men will be included.

participation restrictions

– Pregnant women over 23 weeks will be excluded, since there are no on-campus prenatal
or neonatal facilities. If we see patients in consultation after 23 weeks, as is our
practice, we will provide a report to the referring PI on that protocol as well as the
patient’s personal obstetrician. We do not provide long term obstetrical care.

– Patients specifically requesting in vitro fertilization will not be considered
candidates and will not be seen under this protocol. These patients may be seen for a
consultation, but will be referred for these services outside of the NIH.

– Pregnant patients requiring fetal surgery will be excluded since there are no
on-campus neonatal facilities.


  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, 20892 [Recruiting]
Last updated 2021-09-11