Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 is a research study about the reproductive health of women and trans people with disabilities living in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible if you:
- Identify or may be identified as having a disability
- Identify as a woman, trans, or non-binary person
- Are 18 years or older
- Live and receive health care in Canada
What will you be doing?
- You will be asked to do an interview about your experiences receiving reproductive health care since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- You can do the study, or not do the study. The choice you make will not impact the services you use now or later.
How will it work?
- You will be asked to complete a 1-hour interview.
- The interview will be done by telephone or Zoom with a researcher at a time that works for you.
- If you need any supports or accommodations to participate, these will be provided.
What are the benefits of participating?
What you share about your reproductive health experiences during COVID-19 will help make services better for other people during and beyond the pandemic. You will receive a $40 gift card to thank you for your time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-601-4519
Visit our website for more information: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/projects/disabilitySRH
“Reproductive health” includes experiences related to contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, cervical cancer screening, violence, pregnancy, postpartum health, and the health of your children.
“Disability” comprises a range of disabilities, including those who self-identify as disabled and/or d/Deaf. This definition is inclusive of those who have yet to receive an official diagnosis. We have chosen to be as inclusive as possible, consistent with our commitment to include those with disabilities who remain invisible and uncounted.
This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board #42194.
Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough have partnered with the Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada to design and run this study. This study is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.