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AUT Seeking Participants for Study on Fertility and COVID-19

November 12, 2020

If you are a fertility patient living in Australia or New Zealand, you are at least 18 years old and you are interested in sharing your views about how COVID-19 has impacted your treatment, your physical and emotional wellbeing, and the support you have been able to access, then we’d like to invite you to participate in this research!

This involves completing an anonymous online survey. 

  • Participants will be asked questions about their fertility treatment during COVID-19, their physical and emotional wellbeing, and access to support
  • The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete
  • Responses will be anonymous
  • The aim of this research is to better understand needs of patients embarking on or undergoing fertility treatment during the global pandemic and to inform practitioners about areas of clinical priority.

The study is a joint project being conducted by Dr Sonja Goedeke (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Auckland University of Technology), Dr Sarah Nowoweiski (NewLife IVF), Dr Melissa Oxlad (Lecturer in School of Psychology, University of Adelaide) and Dr Iolanda Rodino (Fertility Counsellor, Private Practice, Perth IVF).

If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link for more information and access to the study questionnaire:

https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1GQUs2M6FucSbtP

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Sonja Goedeke (sonja.goedeke@aut.ac.nz)
Dr Sarah Nowoweiski (Sarah@newlifeivf.com.au)
Dr Melissa Oxlad (melissa.oxlad@adelaide.edu.au)
Dr Iolanda Rodino (iolanda@thinkfertility.com)

Thank you for your interest in this study!

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Adelaide, H-2020-225, and Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee, 20/289

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