Are you a Black person currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Have you been diagnosed with lupus? You may be able to participate in a research study to explore your thoughts and feelings around your reproductive health. Compensation is provided.
We are conducting a research study that involves a confidential telephone interview to explore your thoughts and feelings around your reproductive health. Reproductive autonomy in the healthcare setting is the right for people to access health information, services, and supports that they need to make and execute reproductive decisions aligned with their values and priorities. The goal is to try to improve reproductive healthcare for patients with lupus, in particular Black people who experience pregnancy. The information that you provide will help us better understand people's experiences with reproductive healthcare.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Eligible participants must:
- Identify as Black
- Be diagnosed with lupus
- Be between the ages of 18 and 50
- Speak English fluently
- Be pregnant now, in the past, or trying
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
For this study we will ask you to complete a 60-75 minute audio-recorded interview by phone or over Zoom. A research staff member from the University of Pittsburgh will conduct the interview. The interview questions focus on your experiences with reproductive healthcare.
IRB: STUDY21080106B- Reproductive Autonomy in the Healthcare Setting
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Mehret Birru-Talabi, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Birru-Talabi’s research focuses on improving women’s health and reproductive health care for patients with rheumatic diseases.