Men's Couples' Health Study @ Rutgers May 18, 2012
by: Dr. Charlotte Markey, Press Release
Camden, NJ - Last week, President Obama came out in support of gay marriage. This is a huge step towards the recognition and support of diverse relationships. But, as recent legislation in North Carolina suggests, not everyone understands or supports the relationships of our LGBT friends.
The Healthy Development Lab at Rutgers University @ Camden has been studying diverse relationships for nearly a decade now. We are trying to provide the FACTS about diverse relationships and the relevance of these relationships for individual and population health.
The Healthy Development is looking for men in relationships with men and will PAY couples $100 for their help.
To learn more, please go to: www.HealthyDevelopmentLab.com.
Still not convinced? This is why you should take part in our project and tell your friends about it:
- This study was designed to understand how gay men's partners influence their health, especially their eating behaviors.
- Very little research has examined both men and their partners in an attempt to understand relationship dynamics relevant to health and well-being.
- In the midst of ongoing debate about marriage equality, evidence of the potentially health-promoting nature of LGBT relationships needs to be documented.
- Currently a large portion of the population relies on inaccurate stereotypes about LGBT relationships. We need research to show how and why those stereotypes may be wrong!
- This study takes participants about 2 hours and they get paid $100, but participants can feel good about contributing to ongoing efforts at Rutgers-Camden to study and educate others about diverse relationships.
- Participants in our research routinely say that the experience is fun, interesting, and provides an opportunity to learn more about their partners.