The University of Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) will carry out an academic survey on "waiting for pregnancy" with the cooperation of Ateam Co., Ltd. (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture).The survey briefing session and the first survey will be held on Sunday, November 2015, 11 at the Hongo campus of the university.The purpose is to investigate the possible effects of age, lifestyle, etc. on "the length of time it takes to become pregnant after stopping contraception," led by Assistant Professor Sachiko Konishi (Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Medicine) at the same graduate school. It is said that.

 Ateam Co., Ltd., a cooperating company, operates a smartphone app "Larun" that allows you to predict menstrual days and ovulation days for free. We are recruiting 100 females (20-34 years old) who can cooperate in the survey on the "Larun" site.This survey will be funded by the "Abe Fellowship Program" (*).

 At the first survey, blood sampling, urine sampling, physical measurement, and questionnaire were conducted.After the initial survey, participants will be asked to perform an ovulation day test and pregnancy test for up to 6 months or until they become pregnant, and to record their menstruation and sexual intercourse online.The ovulation test and pregnancy test will be distributed free of charge (provided by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.), and the university will provide participants with a quo card as a reward for the survey.

 Women who wish to participate in this survey can pre-register after carefully reading the participation conditions listed on the university's website and answering the questionnaire. (The lottery results will be notified by email by November 2015, 11)
The survey results will be announced at "Larun" around the summer of 2016.

(*) This is a project run by the Japan Foundation Japan-US Center, which was established in 1991 based on the concept proposed by former Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe, and is a scholarship system for individual research projects.The aim is to promote interdisciplinary and international research on issues that are contemporary global policy issues and require urgent work.

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