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Gender identity and own body perception – implications for the neurobiology of gender dysphoria

Principal investigator: Jamie Feusner, M.D.

Co-Investigator: Ivanka Savic-Berglund, M.D.

Study description: This study is intended to broaden our understanding of the neurobiology of gender dysphoria and the interactions between sex hormone therapy treatment, the brain, and the body phenotype. We are recruiting self-identified transgender and cisgender individuals between the ages 18-40 to participate in a brain imaging study. For the purposes of this study, we define gender identity as a person’s sense of being male or female, neither of these, both, or other gender or genders. We define transgender as individuals whose gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth. We define gender dysphoria as distress regarding one’s sex assigned at birth.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information, please contact:

Courtney Sheen
310-206-0468
Csheen@mednet.ucla.edu

Or:

Submit Your Contact Information

Or:

Call or text: 323-863-3431

Visual Mapping of Body Representation in Gender Dysphoria

Principal investigator: Jamie Feusner, M.D.

Study Description: This study explores gender-identified body representation in transgender individuals using Trans Somatomap. Trans Somatomap is an innovative software application used to represent body identification and body perception.

We are recruiting transgender individuals meeting criteria for gender dysphoria between the ages of 18-40 to participate in this study.

For the purposes of this study, we define gender identity as a person’s sense of being male or female, neither of these, both, or other gender or genders. We define transgender as individuals whose gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth. We define gender dysphoria as distress regarding sex assigned at birth not matching an individual’s gender identity.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information, please contact:

Courtney Sheen
310-206-0468
Csheen@mednet.ucla.edu

Or:

Submit Your Contact Information

Or:

Call or text: 323-863-3431