What is the purpose of the study?

As part of a ‘Master’s in Psychology’ module, London Metropolitan University students are conducting a research study  for a dissertation. This research study is to investigate how religiosity influences women’s use of vaginal dilators for the treatment of vaginal pain syndromes.

There is little literature around the subject of religion and its influence on the use of dilators.

This research study aims to focus on participants belief systems and the moral standards that affects their use of dilators. The study will also pay attention to the support system involved in the religion of participants that affects the use of dilators as a therapy.

Who is eligible to participate in this study?
You need to be an adult (18+ years of age), fluent in English and to be using or have attempted using vaginal dilators to treat and/or manage vaginal pain syndromes. You must have a religion. You should not participate if you have a current diagnosis of severe mental health (e.g., you are clinically depressed).

Do I have to take part in the study?
Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Even after you complete the questionnaire and submit your data, you can withdraw your responses by using a self-generated code that you will create, and quoting this code via a survey link which will be provided within the debrief information. You should retain a copy of your unique code and the link to the survey which will enable you to withdraw your participation from the study up to  1st of July 2023.

Interested? Find out more here.

Please note this is not an MRKH Connect led or affiliated study but we believe it to be of interest to the community given the topic and are pleased to share to all for awareness 🤍