TITLE OF STUDY: Postpartum women’s relationship study
INVESTIGATOR(S): Peter Gray, PhD, Principal Investigator; Michelle Escasa, Student Investigator
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: Michelle Escasa: 702-895-2367 or Peter Gray: 702-895-3586

Purpose of the Study
You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to look at female sexuality, social relationships and facial preferences of postpartum women. The current study proposes to determine women’s partner preferences after giving birth.

You are being asked to participate in the study because you fit these criteria: Healthy women between the ages of 18-40. Participants must currently have an infant between 2 months to 1 year of age.

If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to do the following: Participants will fill out a questionnaire regarding demographic information, partner preferences, sexual desire, and sexual behaviors and rate photographs of men’s faces.

Benefits of Participation
There may not be direct benefits to you as a participant in this study. However, we hope to learn about the behaviors and partner preferences of women who have recently given birth. Subjects may find the results interesting and thus participation worthwhile.

Risks of Participation
There are risks involved in all research studies. This study may include only minimal risks. Some participants may become uncomfortable when answering some questions. You may skip any portion of the questionnaire if you do not wish to answer.

Cost /Compensation
There may not be financial cost to you to participate in this study. The study will take between 15 to 45 minutes of your time. You will not be compensated for your time.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about the study, you may contact Michelle Escasa at escasam@unlv.nevada.edu or (702) 895-2367. For questions regarding the rights of research subjects, any complaints or comments regarding the manner in which the study is being conducted you may contact the UNLV Office of Research Integrity – Human Subjects at 702-895-2794 or toll free at 877-895-2794 or via email at IRB@unlv.edu.

Voluntary Participation
Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate in this study or in any part of this study. You may withdraw at any time without prejudice to your relations with the university. You are encouraged to ask questions about this study at the beginning or any time during the research study.

All information gathered in this study will be kept completely confidential. No reference will be made in written or oral materials that could link you to this study. All records will be stored in a locked facility at UNLV indefinitely after completion of the study. After the storage time the information gathered will be shredded and destroyed.

* 1. Participant Consent:
I have read the above information and agree to participate in this study. I am at least 18 years of age.

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