FAQ: Male Partners
How are male partners enrolled in the study?
Once the female partner completes her baseline questionnaire at enrollment, she will be given the opportunity to invite her male partner by email. If the male partner completes his brief (10-15 minute) survey, he and his female partner will be entered into a lottery to win a free iPad mini. Men who complete their dietary survey receive a personalized nutrient summary report and are entered into a lottery to win a $100 grocery gift card. Eleven couples have already won an iPad for their participation!
Why is it important for men to enroll in the study?
Collecting data on men will allow the research team to compile the most accurate information on fertility by analyzing the health and lifestyle factors of both partners involved in conception.
How will the male partner's information be kept secure and confidential?
The data provided online will be encrypted (a process of coding data to make it unreadable by outside parties) to eliminate the possibility that an outsider can gain access to the information. The data will be identified by number only, and will be stored in computer files protected by a series of passwords known only to staff working on PRESTO. All analyses will be conducted using coded data without any names or other personal identifiers.
What types of questions will be asked on the male baseline questionnaire?
The male baseline questionnaire asks about lifestyle factors, reproductive history, and medical history.
How long does it take to complete the male questionnaire?
The male questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
How long does it take to complete the dietary questionnaire?
The dietary questionnaire takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.