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Recruiting participants: Survey on Same-Sex Sexual Behaviour in Mammals
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Posted Jun 2
We are recruiting participants for our survey on same-sex sexual behaviour in mammals. If you study a mammalian species, please consider filling out this short survey.                                           
Call for Participants 
Participants needed for an online survey!  
Researcher(s):  Karyn Anderson, Iulia Badescu, James K Gibb, Sergi Lopez-Torres, Malcolm Ramsay, Julie Teichroeb                                                       
You are invited to take part in a study to assess the prevalence of same-sex sexual behaviour across mammalian species. Same-sex sexual behaviour includes any sexual interactions between members of the same-sex. This could include mounting, genital touching, oral-genital contact, and juvenile sexual behaviour or play. We are interested in recording both the presence of same-sex sexual behaviour in your species, or the absence.
The aim of this survey is to determine which mammal species exhibit same-sex sexual behaviour but have not been published on, and to determine why individuals may not be reporting this information in their study species.
Follow this link to the survey:
The survey should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the survey, please feel free to share this email widely with colleagues. 
This study is being conducted by Karyn Anderson, Iulia Badescu, James K Gibb, Sergi Lopez-Torres, Malcolm Ramsay, Julie Teichroeb at the University of Toronto and has been approved by the University of Toronto ORE: RIS Protocol Number 00040675.  
If you have any questions about the study please contact:
For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact The University of Toronto’s Office of Research Oversight and Compliance at 416-946-3273, or at  
Your participation in this study is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.