Research Studies

This page lists research studies currently affiliated with Student Health Services, and information on how you can participate.


Do you experience clitoral pain?

A group of researchers at McGill University is seeking women who experience clitoral pain (Clitorodynia) to participate in an online study designed to collect demographic information, assess pain symptoms, and potential causes of this important women's health issue. If you believe you suffer from this problem, or have been diagnosed with Clitorodynia, we would like your help! This research project is directed by Dr. Mayte Parada, Department of Psychology, McGill University. Participation includes a 30-minute online questionnaire - no pain will be experienced or health risks posed. All personal information is strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties. Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of two gift cards from amazon.com (odds are approximately 1 in 100).

To partipate, simply fill out the questionnaire



McGill’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology is seeking participants to help evaluate methods of preventing HPV!


The CATCH study (‘Carrageenan-gel Against Transmission of Cervical HPV’) tests the effectiveness of a topical gel containing Carrageenan in preventing the transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Carrageenan is a natural gelling agent derived from red algae and commonly used in the food industry and cosmetic products.
The study is currently seeking sexually active female participants aged 18+. Participants will receive free lubricant and compensation up to $444 over one year of study participation. For more information, please visit the CATCH website, or contact CATCH at 514-398-8191!

The TRAP-HPV is a clinical trial aimed to determine the efficacy of an HPV vaccine in reducing transmission of genital, anal, and oral HPV infection in sexual partners of vaccinated individuals.
The TRAP study is seeking couples in a new sexual relationship (less than 6 months). Participants will receive compensation up to $500 per couple over one year, as well as two vaccines, Gardasil® and Havrix®. For more information, please visit the TRAP website, or contract TRAP at 514-398-8191.

The LIMIT-HPV study (‘Lubricant Investigation in Men to Inhibit Transmission of HPV Infection’) investigates the efficacy of carrageenan. LIMIT-HPV will look at HPV transmission in HIV-negative homosexual men and in HIV-positive homosexual men.
The LIMIT study is seeking men who have sex with men, aged 18+. Participants will receive unlimited free lubricant and compensation up to $175 over one year of study participation. For more information, visit the LIMIT website, or contact LIMIT at 514-398-8191.