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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.

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Courtney Sheen


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