Stressful Perceived Experiences on RNA in Men (SPERM) Study

Primary Objective

Our goal is to learn more about how environmental factors such as early life experiences and everyday stress affect the physical and genetic characteristics of human sperm.

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Participation involves 1 in-person visit per month for 9 months. The study visits include clinical assessments/questionnaires, and provision of semen and urine samples at select visits.


18 to 35 years


Eligible participants must be a full-time student.


Compensation provided

Principal Investigator
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Cynthia Epperson, MD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 22-0053

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