From time to time researchers contact us with a request to help them find participants. Current requests will be posted on this page.

Has your fertility treatment been paused or delayed due to Coronavirus?

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all fertility clinics in the UK were required to close, causing a pause or delay in the fertility treatments of large numbers of men and women. If you have found yourself in this situation, we would love to hear about your experiences and feelings regarding the closure of fertility clinics, the impact of Coronavirus on your treatment, and your views about clinics reopening. Our aim is to better understand the impact of this treatment delay on the lives, relationships, and feelings of fertility patients and to hear their perspectives.

Our online questionnaire is open to all male and female fertility patients in the UK, at any stage of treatment, including those who were waiting to begin. It is completely anonymous and can be completed on your phone or laptop in approximately 20 minutes.

Coronavirus treatment delay research questionnaire

This study is being conducted by the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the lead researcher Dr Zeynep Gurtin.

Men’s experience of pregnancy after fertility treatment

Can you help with this research project on men’s experiences of pregnancy after fertility treatment? It explores the impact of assisted conception on men’s experience of pregnancy – very little research looks at this topic and so we don’t know much about what men think, how men feel, or what support would be useful.

The anonymous questionnaire asks a number of open questions about your experiences of pregnancy after fertility treatment in the UK. There is some demographic information to complete at the end. You can write as little or as much as you like, and you do not have to answer any questions that you don’t want to.

Men and pregnancy research questionnaire and more details

The research team is Dr Esmee Hanna of De Montfort University and Dr Lisa Hinton of Oxford University – you’re welcome to get in touch if you have any questions about the research.