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Teen Health and Development Study

The UBC Social Health Lab, in collaboration with Dr. Jerilynn Prior and the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR,, is inviting young adolescent women (or people with ovaries of reproductive age, PORA) 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 how hormones affect teenagers’ emotions, social behaviours, and mental health.
We ask adolescents and their families to participate in 6 online study sessions across 3 years and complete questionnaires, cognitive tasks, and saliva sampling for assessment of hormone levels. Participating families will receive $35-45 for each completed lab session (up to $240 in total).
All study sessions can be completed remotely, from anywhere in Canada. We seek to understand the diversity of Canadian adolescents’ experiences and welcome to participate gender-diverse individuals, sexual minority people, and people with backgrounds or identities that have been traditionally underrepresented in research.
Adolescents will learn new things about themselves and their development! Together, all teen and parental participants will contribute to understanding how parents and the community can better support adolescents to becoming healthier and happier young adults.
For more information about the study click here or e-mail us (


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+.