Sexuality & Couples

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

SCOUP current projects

Project JOURNEY: An Online Couples Study About Experiences with Fertility Treatment



The Couples and Relationships Research Lab (Université de Montréal), the Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) and the Laboratoire de recherche sur le couple et la sexualité (Université de Sherbrooke) are now recruiting couples to participate in a research study.

Our study aims to assess the factors that contribute to the psychological, relationship, and sexual adjustment of couples who are considering using assisted reproduction technology (ART) and to explore their decisions to continue or discontinue treatment.

Participating couples are invited to complete 5 questionnaires every 6 months over a period of 2 years. A financial Amazon compensation ($180/couple) is offered to thank participants for their time.

The research project has been approved by University of Montreal’s Research Ethics Board and by Dalhousie University Research Ethics Board. This study is financed through a grant awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, issued to our principal investigator Dr. Katherine Péloquin, PhD, at the Department of psychology (Université de Montréal).

Who can participate:

Couples aged 18 and over who are undergoing fertility treatments, and who both wish to complete online questionnaires every 6 months. *Other eligibility criteria may apply.

How to participate:

Fill out this brief eligibility questionnaire:

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The role of intimacy and emotions in couple’s sexual well-being: An observational study

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The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting couples to participate in a new research project.

The aim of this research project is to better understand how couple’s intimacy and emotions affect their sexual well-being. Each couple fill out three questionnaires within a 12-month period and is invited to come once to our laboratory to participate in videotaped discussions with their partner.

In compensation, couples receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their presence in our laboratory and receive up to $60 Amazon gift card for the completion of the 3 online questionnaires. In addition, at the very end of the study, couples who have successfully completed all the stages of the project are eligible for a $100 Amazon gift card draw.

This project is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Who can participate:

Couples who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.

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