Fertility, Decision-Making, & Wellbeing: A Qualitative Interview Study

Researchers: Ava Agar & Karen Lawson

Very little is known about the experiences of people who are diagnosed with infertility and considering fertility treatment. We are interested in learning about your experiences and how your experiences contribute to your mental health and wellbeing.

We are conducting interviews in the Saskatoon area to examine the issues that women or their partners feel are important to them in making the decision of whether or not to pursue in vitro fertilization treatment. We believe that your opinions should be reflected in potential changes to medical professions' approach to providing fertility treatment and when developing psychological interventions for individuals who may be experiencing mental health concerns in relation to fertility treatment.  

If you are interested in learning more about this research, please contact Ava Agar at ava.agar@usask.ca or at 306-966-6159.

Fertility, Decision-Making, & Wellbeing: An Online Survey

Researchers: Ava Agar, Karen Lawson, & Roger Pierson

This research project investigates the various factors that may influence fertility treatment decisions and wellbeing. We are interested in understanding the needs of individuals who are going through the process of choosing proceed or discontinue fertility treatment. Further, we are interested in understanding how these needs relate to overall wellbeing. We hope to use this understanding to improve the experiences of people who are faced with fertility treatment decisions.

If you are currently considering or are receiving or have stopped (either completed or discontinued) fertility treatments we would like to invite you to participate in our research.  The comprehensive survey will take approximately one hour of your time. If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Ava Agar (ava.agar@usask.ca) or Karen Lawson (kll021@mail.usask.ca).