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Did you conceive through IVF? You could help others by telling your story Staff Writer November 16, 2015
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If you conceived using IVF, and are happy to tell your story, you could help others by taking part in a research study at City University.

A researcher at City University is looking for lesbian mothers who conceived through IVF, and who shared their egg with their partner to take part in the study.

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Laura Bottomley is completing her doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

She is looking for lesbian couples who conceived through intra-partner egg sharing, known as reciprocal IVF.

All Laura needs is an hour, or an hour and a half of your time, to ell your story.

She says: “I hope that sharing your story in a safe and supportive environment will be a positive experience for you, that allows your voice to be heard and you the space to think about and process this important period in your life.

“I further hope that your willingness to share your experiences will benefit other women who conceive their families in this way, and that this knowledge that you are helping others will be rewarding for you.

“I hope that through sharing your story and illuminating some of the challenges and joys these women may face, their friends, families and the services and professionals involved during this period will be better informed and therefore better able to support them and meet their needs.”

Participation in the study will be kept strictly confidential, and no information which could identify participants will be disclosed.

Those interested in taking part in the study should contact Laura directly by email or phone, by clicking here for the next page.

This is a post sponsored by Laura Bottomley

If you are interested in sharing your story, or would like to find out more, please give Laura a call/text on 07951 893 443, or email at: [email protected]

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through the City University London Psychology Department Research Ethics Committee, City University London [Ref: PSYETH (P/L) 15/16 04].

If you would like to complain about any aspect of the study, please contact the Secretary to the University’s Senate Research Ethics Committee on 020 7040 3040 or via email: [email protected]

This is a post sponsored by Laura Bottomley

Related topics: family, IVF, lesbian, lesbians

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