Welcome to the Female Growth and Development Study web site! As we have told you in the past, this study is one of the longest, ongoing studies of female development in the country, and your participation is highly valued. We are now in our 30th year of study and are looking forward to many more.

What's behind FGDS?

Our goal is to learn more about how women grow and develop, how development is passed between generations, and how our environment interacts with our biology to impact women's lives. The information we learn from you has helped us to improve treatment programs for females and their families.

Who should participate?

Only women who have been previously enrolled in the study, their offspring, and their caregiver who originally participated should be participating. We are not enrolling any new participants at this time.