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Research Study for Females 14 to 20 in Boston, MA

Fragile X Gene and Ovarian Function Research Study

The Reproductive Endocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA is conducting a study to investigate the relationship between the Fragile X gene and ovarian function.

Daughters in families affected with Fragile X spectrum disorders are wanted to participate as study subjects. Subjects must:

  • Be between 14 and 20 years old.
  • Have had at least one menstrual cycle in the last 3 months.

Study participation involves a questionnaire, a physical exam, ultrasound of the ovaries, and a blood draw for hormones and genetic testing, on site at MGH in Boston, MA.

For more information, please contact Dr. Welt at (617) 726-8437 or e-mail

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