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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
A study of Effects of Miscarriage on Lesbian Couples’ Grief, Depression, and Couple Relationship is seeking research participants who experienced pregnancy loss within the past 12 weeks.
Both partners are invited to take part in the study. Participation involves completing a short demographic survey and a few additional short surveys about feelings at enrollment and again at 16 and 24 weeks after loss.
The study has been approved by Ethical Review Board at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, USA. The information gained from this research will increase the scarce knowledge about lesbian partners’ grief and depression after pregnancy loss with the ultimate loss to design appropriate caring- healing interventions for those who miscarried.
For more information/ to enroll and receive the surveys please contact Danuta Wojnar, PhD, RN via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your kind consideration of this important research and interest in the study is deeply appreciated.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Research on the Pregnancy Experiences of Gender Variant People
Research on the pregnancy experiences of gender variant people who were assigned female at birth.
Note: The term “gender variant” is used in this study as a broad term to describe individuals who consider their gender identity or expression to be in some way different than the sex they were assigned at birth. This research seeks participants from a broad range of gender experiences and identities.
Study participants will be natal females who (a) are not currently pregnant, (b) carried a pregnancy that did not result in pregnancy loss within the past five years, (c) identified as gender variant at the time they conceived and throughout pregnancy and birth, (d) were “out” to healthcare providers regarding their gender identity throughout pregnancy and birth, (e) gave birth in the United States, and (f) are fluent in English.
Summary of Participation Scope
For this case study research, participants will be asked to allow me to interview them. The interview will be conducted by Skype, will be recorded and transcribed, and should last 60 to 90 minutes. Participants will also be asked to fill out an online demographic survey. Participants who do not have a personal computer and/or webcam will be loaned a netbook with webcam free of charge for their use in the study. Participation in this research is voluntary and participants are free to withdraw their consent to participate at any time without penalty. Any report of this research that is made available to the public will not include participant names or any other individual information by which they could be identified. There is currently no research on providing care to gender variant people during conception, pregnancy, birth, and the post-partum period. By participating in this study, participants will make a critical contribution to gender variant healthcare.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached by phone at (206) 890-4446 or by email at email@example.com. Alternately, you may contact Danuta Wojnar, Seattle University Assistant Professor and Chair of Maternal/Child and Family Nursing, at (206) 296-2544. If you have any concerns that this research violates the rights of participants, please contact Dr. Bruce Koch, Chair of the Seattle University Institutional Review Board at (206) 296-5815.
Learn Midwifery Model Fertility Care at MAIA
MAIA’s style of caring for clients through the preconception phase of pregnancy is rooted in the midwifery model of care. Student midwives will be well served in their educational paths to spend time learning in our practice. Attend preconception appointments, complete research projects, and participate in the functioning of our office.
Others who may benefit from a MAIA internship include:
Midwives from other areas who would like to deepen their knowledge to serve LGBT clients well.
Those in allied health professions who seek a foundation in natural fertility methods.
Volunteers who would like to support the work we do.
Hours and days of work are flexible. Internships are designed to meet your intentions for learning while supporting the work we do at MAIA. Please contact us for more information. 510-594-9879 or email us
Study Participants Needed
My name is Danuta Wojnar. I am an LDRP nurse, junior faculty, and a researcher exploring issues facing lesbian families during their transition to parenthood with the ultimate goal to improve the support and care they receive. Currently I am exploring the Relationship between Partners' Support during the Transition to Parenthood and their Feelings at Six Weeks Postpartum. I am looking for lesbian non-biological mothers willing to complete a survey about their experience in the early weeks after baby's birth and again at six weeks postpartum.
For more information about the study please contact the investigator Danuta Wojnar via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206-296-2198(w) or 206-529-4205(h).
Call for Submissions!
Stephanie Brill is currently calling for submissions for a book about transpregnancy/conception. This book will ilnclude:
• using transwomen as donors
• transmale pregnancies
• transmale partners of biowomen
• transmen/transwomen parenting together
Please send submissions to: email@example.com