The complexity and options for reproductive genetic testing are increasing rapidly. There are many options both before and during pregnancy, and the technology is changing. Stony Brook University and The New School for Social Research are studying the reproductive decision-making process of individuals such as yourself.
Who can participate?
This is a voluntary, and completely anonymous, research survey for women and men who have had a child, or have an increased chance of having a child, with Fragile X syndrome (among other genetic conditions).
The focus of the study is recent consideration of reproductive options, like becoming pregnant, or currently pregnant, or using amniocentesis, or visiting a fertility specialist, or thinking of having children in the future, or have recently decided not to have (more) children.
You are invited to complete this survey if you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have considered or used any of the reproduction topics above during the past 12 months
- Can read/understand English.
What will happen in the study?
Participation in this research involves an anonymous online survey. It takes about 25 minutes to complete the questionnaire, and it can be completed in more than one sitting.
Will you be paid to complete this survey?
Upon completing the survey you can enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card! One will be drawn out of every 50 people who complete the questionnaire. An email address is required for entry into the raffle, so that Amazon can send it to you.
Our Most Recent Opportunities
RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting an early intervention study to learn about the best ways to support early development in infants identified with the full mutation of Fragile X. Babies 0–9 months old with the full mutation, and their caregivers, may be eligible to participate.
Doctors at Rush University are researching cognition, balance, and walking patterns in people who carry a premutation in the Fragile X (FMR1) gene.
The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study focusing on the range of language, social, and cognitive features that may be associated with variations on the FMR1 gene. Women age 35-75 who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation may be eligible to participate.
An Alliant International University clinical psychology doctoral candidate is conducting a research study to learn about the cognitive profile of children with a full mutation of Fragile X. Males and transgender females between the age of 8 and 12 may be eligible to participate.
The MIND Group at the University of Minnesota is conducting a survey for parents of children with Fragile X syndrome to learn about how genetic and neurodevelopmental differences impact behavioral strengths and challenges. Parents of 3–17 year old children living with Fragile X are eligible to participate.