Contraceptives effect on exercise induced hypoalgesia


We are conducting a research study examining how hormonal contraceptives alters pain perception and muscle function before and after constant load exercise. In a total of 5 visits, you will perform constant load exercise and tests to determine pain perception and muscle function. The tests will be brief (~ 1.5 hour for each visit), and are not dangerous.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible ages: 18 to 45

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

We are seeking healthy, recreationally active males and females aged 18-45 years.

Exclusion criteria:

You will be ineligible if you:
- use hormonal contraceptives other than a combined, monophasic oral contraceptive pill or Mirena hormonal intrauterine device
- previously had a brain injury (e.g., concussion)
- are obese (BMI >30 kg/m^2)
- are a smoker
- currently have a mood, neurological, cardiovascular, and/or metabolic disorder
- had a lower limb injury within the past 6 months that currently affects your ability to exercise, particularly the knee joint


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Contact information

Brooklyn Wiggins

Principal investigator:

Saied Jalal Aboodarda

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