The Couples and Relationships Research Lab of the University of Montreal is currently recruiting couples seeking fertility treatments. This research project is presented below. You can also complete this short survey to see if you are eligible to participate.

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Volet 1 : Psychological, Conjugal, and Sexual Well-Being in Couples Undergoing Fertility Treatments

  • Why do we conduct this research? +

    Infertility may affect individuals in many different aspects, especially in psychological, conjugal, and sexual spheres. The link between infertility and psychological functioning, particularly in women, has been yet examined in several studies. The couple and sexual areas nonetheless require to be more documented. Moreover, infertility is indisputably a couple’s reality, regardless of the person receiving the diagnosis. However, few studies have documented conjugal functioning using a dyadic model in order to understand the own experiences of couples undergoing fertility treatment.

  • What is the purpose of this study? +

    The purpose of this study is to examine individual and interpersonal factors that impact psychological, conjugal, and sexual adjustment in couples who are going through fertility treatment. This research will evaluate the impact of infertility on psychological and conjugal well-being.

  • Who can participate? +

    • Heterosexual couples (aged 18 and over) who are currently followed in a fertility clinic;
    • Both partners must participate;
    • The couple must have a primary infertility (both partners must not have conceived children in the past).
  • What will you have to do? +

    This is a 3-step study. Each evaluation session implies to complete an online survey (on a secured web platform) on the responses to difficulties to conceive a child, and steps that were taken at the fertility clinic.

    Step 1:
    You and your partner shall complete an online questionnaire (on a secured web platform) on the responses to difficulties to conceive a child, and steps that were taken at the fertility clinic.

    Step 2:
    You and your partner shall complete follow-up questionnaires 3 months after the completion of the first step of the study.

    Step 3:
    You and your partner shall complete follow-up questionnaires 6 months after the completion of the first step of the study.

    A financial compensation for your time will be offered after each completed step of the study ($20 per couple), for a total of $60 per couple.

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For more information:

Email : info@coupleresearch.ca

Telephone
Montréal: (514) 343-6111 ext. 54060
This research has been approved by ethics committees of PROCREA Cliniques in Montreal, CHU (University Health Centre) of Quebec and Sherbrooke, and University of Montreal. This study is funded through the provincial granting agency FRQS (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé). This project is approved by CER du CIUSSS de l'Estrie – CHUS.