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Effect of menstrual cycle and contraceptive pill phase on aspects of exercise physiology and athletic performance in female athletes: protocol for the Feminae international multisite innovative project. [Protocol]

Elliott Sale, Kirsty J.; Flood, Tessa R.; Arent, Shawn M.; Dolan, Eimear; Saunders, Bryan; Hansen, Mette; Ihalainen, Johanna K.; Mikkonen, Ritva S.; Minahan, Clare; Thornton, Jane S.; Ackerman, Kathryn E.; Lebrun, Constance M.; Sale, Craig; Stellingwerff, Trent; Swinton, Paul A.; Hackney, Anthony C.; Feminae Consortium

Authors

Kirsty J. Elliott Sale

Tessa R. Flood

Shawn M. Arent

Eimear Dolan

Bryan Saunders

Mette Hansen

Johanna K. Ihalainen

Ritva S. Mikkonen

Clare Minahan

Jane S. Thornton

Kathryn E. Ackerman

Constance M. Lebrun

Craig Sale

Trent Stellingwerff

Anthony C. Hackney

Feminae Consortium



Abstract

The idiom 'more high-quality research is needed' has become the slogan for sport and exercise physiology-based research in female athletes. However, in most instances, it is challenging to address this gap of high-quality research in elite female athletes at a single study site due to challenges in recruiting enough participants with numerous menstrual cycle and contraceptive pill permutations. Accordingly, we have assembled an international multisite team to undertake an innovative project for female athletes, which investigates the effects of changes in endogenous and exogenous oestrogen and progesterone/progestins across the menstrual cycle and in response to second-generation combined monophasic contraceptive pill use, on aspects of exercise physiology and athletic performance. This project will employ the current gold-standard methodologies in this area, resulting in an adequately powered dataset. This protocol paper describes the consortium-based approach we will undertake during this study.

Citation

ELLIOTT SALE, K.J., FLOOD, T.R., ARENT, S.M., DOLAN, E., SAUNDERS, B., HANSEN, M., IHALAINEN, J.K., MIKKONEN, R.S., MINAHAN, C., THORNTON, J.S., ACKERMAN, K.E., LEBRUN, C.M., SALE, C., STELLINGWERFF, T., SWINTON, P.A. and HACKNEY, A.C. on behalf of Feminae consortium. 2023. Effect of menstrual cycle and contraceptive pill phase on aspects of exercise physiology and athletic performance in female athletes: protocol for the Feminae international multisite innovative project. [Protocol]. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 9(4), e001814. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2023-001814

Other Type Experiment
Acceptance Date Nov 11, 2023
Online Publication Date Nov 24, 2023
Deposit Date Dec 5, 2023
Publicly Available Date Dec 5, 2023
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2023-001814
Keywords Physical therapy; Sports therapy and rehabilitation; Orthopedics and sports medicine; Female; Performance; Physiology
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2159016
PMID 38022756
Additional Information This article has been published with separate supporting information. This supporting information has been incorporated into a single file on this repository and can be found at the end of the file associated with this output.

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