Marital Quality, Sexual Behavior and Reproductive Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study, conducted by the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team, is to determine how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting marital quality, sexual behavior, reproductive planning and health, and individual and family well-being. Experiences related to COVID-19 are assessed as well as any precautions taken to prevent COVID-19 transmission and acquisition.

For Study 1, participants are comprised of a national sample of 1000 married individuals, ages 30-50 years, recruited from Qualtrics panels. A follow-up questionnaire (Study 2) will be administered to determine any change of major study variables. Data collection for Study 1 began in mid-April, 2020.

Research Team

Dr. William L. Yarber, Senior Scientist, The Kinsey Institute; Provost Professor, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

Dr. Stephanie A. Sanders, Senior Scientist, The Kinsey Institute; Provost Professor, Department of Gender Studies, IU-Bloomington

Dr. Robin R. Milhausen, Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; Professor of Human Sexuality and Family Relations, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Cynthia A. Graham, Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Southampton, UK

Dr. Richard A. Crosby, Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; Good Samaritan Endowed Professor, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Dr. John M. Kennedy, Senior Research Director, Center for Survey Research, IU-Bloomington

Dr. Karen B. Vanterpool, Graduate Research Assistant, The Kinsey Institute; Research Associate, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, IU-Bloomington

 

 

 

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