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PhD thesis on 'Gender Disappointment' - recruiting participants please!

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MEDIA: Fiona Groenewald Fri 24-Jan-14 14:08:46

What is it like to give birth to a baby that is not the gender you were hoping for? Hearing the voices of mothers with ‘gender disappointment’.

Thank you for your interest in this research project. I am interested in recruiting mothers who have experienced ‘gender disappointment’. This term refers to feelings of sadness around, disappointment in, the sex of a newborn or unborn baby. Participants will partake in a single interview lasting approximately 90 minutes with an optional follow-up session. The interview will be one-to-one with a female researcher and will be audio taped and transcribed by the same researcher. It can take place in your home or any other suitable location. Any identifying details will be taken out of published work and your anonymity will be protected.

Participants must be White British women, over the age of 18, who are not currently being treated by a medical doctor for post natal depression. However, being in counselling or therapy will not exclude you from the study. We are particularly recruiting White British women as the area has already been researched in the African and Asian communities.

Should you be willing to participate in this study, please contact me, using the details below.

Investigator Contact Details:

Fiona Groenewald
Department of Psychology
University of Roehampton
Whitelands College
Holybourne Ave
SW15 4JD
07752 212142

Director of Studies Contact Details: Head of Department Contact Details:

Dr. Rosemary RizqDr Diane Bray
Department of PsychologyDepartment of Psychology
University of RoehamptonUniversity of Roehampton
Whitelands CollegeWhitelands College
Holybourne AveHolybourne Ave
SW15 4JDSW15 4JD
+44 (208) 392 3021+44 (208) 392 3627

user4111 Thu 06-Feb-14 06:46:52

user4111 Sun 09-Feb-14 10:54:47


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user4111 Tue 11-Mar-14 14:08:07

bump - I'm still looking for 2 or 3 participants, I'd be so grateful for your time.

user4111 Mon 17-Mar-14 11:35:06


user4111 Thu 03-Apr-14 12:25:26


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