Our research is not intended to be used to determine who does or does not receive treatment, nor is it to be used as diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria.

Current Study:

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

The purpose of this study is to elucidate the cerebral networks mediating own body perception in individuals with gender dysphoria and cisgender controls, and how they relate to the experience of gender dysphoria. We will also investigate the longitudinal effects of cross-sex hormone therapy on brain functional connections and body phenotype, and how individuals’ pre-treatment brain structure/function, hormone levels, and body phenotypes may predict who is likely to need more personalized gender-affirming care than the standard first-line hormone regimens