• Effect of oral contraceptives on the community structure of intestinal microbiota, mucosal inflammation, and endogenous sex steroid hormones in Crohn's Disease patients and healthy controls
The Gastrointestinal Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking healthy volunteers for a research study to evaluate the effects of oral contraceptives on progression of Crohn’s Disease.

To qualify you must:

1. be a female between the ages of 18-40 years
2. planning to start birth control pills

Study involves:

1. 3 study visits for blood draw
2. Stool collection
3. Brief diet and lifestyle questionnaire for each stool collection


1. Up to $75 compensation upon completion of the study
2. Up to 4hrs free parking during study visits

For more information, please call Prakriti at (617) 724-1326

Massachusetts General Hospital
Institution  –  MGH - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; NWH, Newton, MA
Principal Investigator  – Hamed Khalili, MD
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Kathleen Stewart
Phone  – 6177241326