Additional Privacy Information and Instructions

Writing your story is entirely voluntary. We will not ask you to leave your name, phone number, or any other information that could personally identify you on this website. After you complete your story submission, to enter the raffle, you can enter your first name and phone number. This information will not be linked to your story in any way.

The only potential risk involved in writing your story is a risk of loss of confidentiality. However, we have been very careful to make sure your confidentiality is maintained. Your information is sent to a secure website, and the people who read or hear your story will not know your identity.

Your story will be grouped and analyzed with other women’s stories from your city and other cities in the U.S. by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

While the results of this project may not benefit you directly, the stories we collect will help us to understand how women from the United States think about health, and what kinds of things might make it easy or difficult for them to obtain health care. This information will be used to develop educational materials for women and for health care providers, health departments, women’s health advocates, and others. For more information about the Well-Woman Project, please click here.

If you have questions about your rights as a study participant, or are dissatisfied at any time with any aspect of this study, you may anonymously contact:

UIC Office for Protection of Research Subjects
1737 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7227
Phone: 312-996-1711