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Women's Health Project


  • Have you had an unwanted sexual experience in the last year?

  • Did you tell someone (such as a counselor, advocate, police officer, health provider) about that experience?

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?

Women who answer yes to these questions are invited to participate in the Women's Health Project.

What does the project involve?

  • 4 interviews over 9 months with a female interviewer.
  • The first interview takes 3 hours; the others each take 2 hours.
  • Everything in the interview is voluntary. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer.
  • We are trying to learn:
    ... what can people say and do to help after an unwanted sexual experience?
    ... what is it like to talk to counselors, health providers, advocates, lawyers, or the police?
    ... what makes it easier or harder to cope?
    ... what is it like to try to find services that can help?

Will my counselor or the police know that I am in the study?

  •  No. We will not tell anyone you are in the study. We keep everything you tell us about your experiences private.

Will I be paid for my time?

  • Yes! To thank you for your time, you can receive up to $230 total, as follows: $50 for the first interview, $55 for the second interview, $60 for the third interview, $65 for the fourth interview.

What about getting to the interview?

  • We can help with cab fare, bus tokens, or $10 cash for transportation costs. You tell us which you prefer.

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The Denver Women's Project is paid for by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The research was approved by the University of Denver Institutional Review Board. Project Director: Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D.

Agency information for the project is available at