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Teen Health and Emotions Study

The UBC Social Health Lab, in collaboration Dr. Jerilynn Prior and the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation (CeMCOR, is still inviting young women between the ages of 13-15 years to join this important three year study. This study is funded by the Canadian government (CIHR) to examine if and how sex hormones affect emotions, social behaviours, and mental health throughout the teenage years.

This study asks teenage women to come with one of their parents to 6 lab sessions at UBC across 3 years. (Note that no one will be drawing blood—saliva samples will be used to measure hormone levels). Participating families’ expenses will be compensated by $30.00 for each completed lab session (up to $180 in total).

Young women will learn exciting new things about themselves. Together all teen and parental participants will contribute to understanding how parents and the community can support adolescent women to become healthy and happy young adults

For more information about the study click here or e-mail us ( or leave us a voicemail: (604) 822-9557.

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Estrogen’s Storm Season: Stories of Perimenopause

Estrogen's Storm Season

by Dr. Jerilynn C Prior

New second edition available

Estrogen’s Storm Season is now available in BOTH print and eBook (Mobi and ePUB) versions!

All royalties are recieved in our Endowment fund (overseen by UBC) and support CeMCOR's research and future.

It is full of lively, realistic stories with which women can relate and evidence-based, empowering perimenopause information. It was a finalist in 2006 for the Independent Publisher Book Award in Health.

Purchase your ebook copy via our Amazon Kindle or
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Paperback copies (with updated insert) still available here.

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Volunteer research participants are the heart of all CeMCOR research. Participants are invited to provide feedback on study processes, to learn their own results and at the end of a study, be the first to hear what the whole study found. Please become a CeMCOR research participant—you can contribute to improving the scientific information available for daughters, friends and the wider world of women.