Research on Abortion Laws and Quality of life for Women

Hello! My name is Cynthia Boaz and I am Professor of Political Science at Sonoma State University. I am conducting research on abortion laws and quality of life for women in various US states. If you have sought an abortion in the last five years (you do not have to have actually had one), are at least 18 years of age, speak English, and reside in one of the following states: AL, CT, GA, HI, MS, NC, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VT, or WA, I would love to talk to you about your experiences and perspectives seeking an abortion in your state. I ask you to please consider participating in this important project. My goal is to better understand whether there is a relationship between the accessibility of abortion and how women perceive their overall wellbeing.

If you meet the criteria and consent to participate, you will be asked to partake in a one-on-one interview with me via Zoom in July or August 2021. The whole process will take approximately one hour, and the first 25 participants will be compensated $100. Your identity will be kept confidential and any reporting of data provided by you will be both anonymous and aggregated (i.e. reported alongside results from other participants.)

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email me at boazc@sonoma.edu or call me at 707-583-1690. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Dr. Cynthia Boaz. 

If you have a question about your rights as a human subject contact irb@sonoma.edu or phone 707.664.2066.