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Last call for Colt's FTM testosterone study [Apr. 4th, 2010|12:15 am]
Starting Testosterone


Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T (or started less than one month ago)?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who are starting T. He is a doctoral student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his Doctoral Dissertation. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in cognitive functioning, emotional reactivity, and personality due to testosterone.
In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone (or have been on T for less than one month) before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone in the next 5 months and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Colt at ftmresearch@gmail.com with your first name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.
The study consists of three sessions lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Colt will send questionnaires to non-local participants. Local participants will be measured at the Univesrity of Houston. These measures will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-T (up to one month on T), second 3-4 months after starting T, and third 10-12 months after starting T. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess basic demographic information, personal transitioning plans, personality, and emotional reactivity. Local participants will take a psychological test that measures intellectual functioning. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

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This ad has been approved by the UH IRB.
Thank you all for your help with recruiting. This project is ongoing and has been a good experience for everyone involved thus far.

From: dailyandrodose
2010-04-04 07:12 pm (UTC)
Why does it need to be FTM? If you're on T, why does it matter that you identify as a certain body type? That seems highly limiting. :S
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[User Picture]From: slmvideo
2010-04-05 12:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for your feedback. I agree with you, it is limiting. Participants do not HAVE to identify as FTM but I need to know that they had "female" bodies and are using exogenous testosterone in order to virilize their bodies in order to be perceived as more masculine or as men etc. Empirical research studies are required to have inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study and when I wrote this up 1.5 years ago, those were the words that I used.
Again, thank you for your feedback. If you have any suggestions on how to word it in a more inclusive and affirming manner I am open to receiving them.
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From: dailyandrodose
2010-04-05 02:40 am (UTC)
Saying something along the lings of "female-assigned transgender" is much more inclusive because it is not dependent on a certain identity, but implies that they are born female but not necessarily identifying that way.
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[User Picture]From: slmvideo
2010-05-12 03:24 pm (UTC)


Hey man, email me at ftmresearch (at) gmail (dot) com ASAP if you're interested and we can include you in the project. We have to get your first questionnaires filled out before you make 1 month on T.
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