For Researchers

Teenage Sexuality Study

Division of Pediatric Urology at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University

If you are a teenager with Spina Bifida, you can help researchers at Riley Hospital for Children understand things about your sexuality and sexual health by taking part in an online study. The study is open to teens ages 14 to 17 only. All answers are confidential and will be kept private.

Bladder Rehabilitation Research Training Center

MedStar’s Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) are national leaders in the research field of bladder dysfunction and urinary symptoms following nervous system injury or disease. Located at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., their team works collaboratively to investigate ways to produce positive patient outcomes.
SBA is supporting the RRTC’s work by encouraging our community to look into and take part in two of their studies.
If you are interested in or have questions about this study, contact Margot Giannetti at or 202-877-1071.

If you are interested in or have questions about this study, please contact Mandy Rounds, PhD at or 202-877-1591

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Decision-making factors regarding pre- or post-natal Spina Bifida lesion surgery

Would you like to help researchers with The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital? They are inviting parents of children with Spina Bifida to identify the factors that influenced their decision between having prenatal (before birth) or postnatal (after birth) surgery. They also want to identify what supports or resources expecting parents need during the time of their surgery.

This research project is being conducted by Corrie Fabelo, a genetic counseling student at The University of Cincinnati. The principal investigator of the study is Beatrix Wong, a genetic counselor at the Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete. The first 200 participants to complete the full survey will receive a $5 gift card! If you have any questions, please contact Corrie Fabelo at

Please click here for more information and to take the study.