Seeking individuals for a study about refusal or denial of contraception or abortion services in Canada

NOTE: The Tri Health Clinic is in no way affiliated with this research study

The University of Ottawa invites you to participate in a study about exploring the experiences of womxn with belief-based denial of contraception and abortion care in Canada. Belief based denial or “conscientious objection” of care refers to refusal by a healthcare professional to provide a legal, patient-requested medical service or treatment that falls within their scope of work and qualifications, based on their personal or religious beliefs. Dr. Anvita Dixit, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of
Ottawa, is the principal investigator of this study. She is supported by senior co-investigator, Dr. Angel Foster, Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Ottawa.

You are eligible to participate if:

1) You have experienced refusal or denial of contraception or abortion services in the past 10 years (on/after January 1, 2012).

2) You are sufficiently fluent in English to complete an interview;

3) You have access to a safe space to have a discussion.

Interviews will be conducted over the telephone, Skype, or Zoom. Interviews will be 90 minutes in duration and will be audio-recorded, with your permission.

Participation is strictly confidential – your name and any personal information will not be included, and any identifying information will be
redacted or masked in any presentation, publication, or report that results from this study. Participation is completely voluntary – there will be no consequences or penalties if you choose not to participate or withdraw from the study at any time. As a gesture of gratitude for your participation, we offer you a CAD40 gift certificate to Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested, or would like to know more about the study, please contact Dr. Dixit at:


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