Open Studies for Celiac Disease

Fertility & Pregnancy Outcomes

Untreated celiac disease has been associated with menstrual abnormalities and pregnancy complications. However, studies are inconsistent in this area.

Our study at Jefferson is a retrospective observational study that aims to clarify celiac patients' experiences with fertility and pregnancy outcomes. We are asking patients from our Celiac Center and members of national celiac awareness organizations to complete an anonymous online survey. We ask questions about menstruation, menopause, fertility and pregnancy. While we do have some preliminary results, we are still asking people to respond to the survey.

We are happy to hear from all women about their experiences both with and without celiac disease.

Still Experiencing Symptoms After Gluten-Free Diet

This study is for established patients who are following a gluten-free diet but are still experiencing symptoms. You may qualify if you are aged 18 to 75, have been diagnosed with biopsy proven celiac disease, have positive blood test results and have been on a gluten-free diet for 12 months or more before study entry.

E-mail Ajini Cherian or Cynthia Miller if you are interested in this study.