Sharanya Rao, an undergraduate student at Mary Baldwin University, USA, is seeking participants for a research study that looks at the relationship between Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and aspects of well-being. This law is an anti-sodomy law which criminalizes sexual intercourse “against the order of nature.” The purpose of this study, terms of your participation, as well as any expected risks and benefits, must be fully explained to you before you indicate your willingness and consent to participate.
The online survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete; it will include reading a brief passage on Section 377 and answering some survey questions. All responses will remain anonymous, and participation in the study is completely voluntary.
If you are one of the first 100 individuals to complete the study, you can choose to receive a ₹200 recharge for your prepaid phone, sent to your phone number, which will remain confidential. Should you choose this, your participation in the study will end. You will be redirected to different survey, accessed only by the online participant pool coordinator at Mary Baldwin University, where you will be asked to provide your email address.
For more information, go to the information sheet and consent form at https://marybaldwin.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79Grt2cmpATwGeV