The teenage years—a transition period between childhood and adulthood—are characterized by manifold and significant physical, emotional, and social changes. It is well-established that the physical maturation during this period are to a large degree triggered and shaped by the sharp increase in sex hormones (primarily ovarian hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in young women and androgens such as testosterone in young men), while much less is known about how these hormones are involved in emotional and social maturation.

The UBC Social Health Lab is currently inviting teenage women and one of their parents to come to 6 lab sessions at UBC across 3 years. Participating families will be compensated with an honorarium of up to $180 ($30 for each completed lab session). By participating in this study, you and your daughter may gain a better understanding of how to support yourselves and each other, and foster the growth of a healthier, happier lifestyle as she gets older.

If you and your daughter are interested in participating or want more information, please contact our lab at: teenstudy@psych.ubc.ca, or leave us a voicemail at (604) 822-9557.

This research is funded by a project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The interdisciplinary team of investigators includes Dr. Frances Chen (Principal Investigator), Dr. Joelle LeMoult (Co-Principal Investigator), Dr. Christine Anderl, Dr. Liisa Galea, Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Dr. Colin Ross, and Bita Zareian.