Survey: Barriers to Treatment for Fertility Problems

I was recently approached by Hannah, a Masters student from the Psychology Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Hannah and her team are currently doing a study called the Philadelphia Fertility Project. 

You can find them on Facebook or Twitter.

They even have an Infertilty Inspirations board on Pinterest.

What is this study about? 

The purpose of this study is to learn about the psychosocial aspects of treatment for problems with fertility. The Women’s Health Psychology lab is particularly interested in why certain women pursue treatment for problems with fertility, how this process affects them, and how this process may be different for minority women, as they experience infertility at a higher rate, but use treatment much less.

Why should you participate? 

The word SURVEY alone was enough for me to participate! I LOVE SURVEYS! Geek moment – again! I know. 

As for you, your thoughts, feelings and experiences with infertility matter. Infertility research is critical to help shape the future. Let your voice be heard.

Plus, in appreciation of your participation, the research team is making two $100 donations are being made to the American Fertility Association and Resolve: The National Infertility Association.

But you want to know more? 

If you have any questions about this study, you may contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Pamela Geller, Ph.D., or the research coordinator, Mitra Khaksari, B.S., at 215-553-7121

How to participate

The study consists of a 10 minutes survey. Your participation is completely anonymous. Women who are between the ages of 18-45, not currently pregnant, and have difficulty conceiving naturally through unprotected intercourse, and/or carrying a pregnancy to live-birth delivery are invited to participate in this study. You must also have an in-person source of social support.

You will be asked several demographic questions, followed by questions about your recent mood, social support, barriers to treatment, and intent to pursue treatment.

Click on this anonymous survey link to participate:


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