Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Duleba of the UC Davis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are recruiting women aged 18-44 for a study of endometriosis. Volunteers may be healthy or have a diagnosis of endometriosis, a disorder of the female reproductive system. In endometriosis, the endometrium, which normally lines the uterus, grows in other places as well, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis.
To be eligible for the study, volunteers should not be taking hormones or using hormonal birth control or an intrauterine device (IUD), and have predictable menses.
Participants will complete a brief interview and will be asked to come to the clinic for examination and collection of tissue sample (endometrial biopsy). The visit will take approximately 30 minutes. Volunteers will be compensated $150 for their participation in this study.
For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. Duleba at: (916) 734-6459 or Dr. Anna Sokalska at: (530) 601-0712.