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3 Research Calls [15 Jun 2011|04:27pm]

slmvideo
My name is Colt Meier and I am a graduate student at the University of Houston studying Clinical Psychology. I am involved with advising the researchers in the first two studies that I am advertising here.

All 3 studies have been approved by the IRB and involve informed consent.

-The first study is for partners of FTMs who remained with their partner through transition and are still with him. This is the FINAL call for this study.
-The second study is for birth assigned females who are planning on beginning testosterone treatment in the near future in order to help their physical appearance more closely align with their gender identity.
-The third study examines the experience of pregnancy in gender variant birth assigned females.

Please feel free to distribute these as you see fit.

Thank you,
Colt Meier, MA
University of Houston


STUDY 1 PartnersCollapse )
STUDY 2 Starting TestosteroneCollapse )
STUDY 3 PregnancyCollapse )
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Research call for cis partners who remained with FTM through transition [12 Feb 2011|01:53pm]

slmvideo
Relationship Satisfaction of Partners of Female to Male Trans Men

How do I qualify?
Are you 18 or older? Are you a partner of a female-to-male trans man or a female to male trans man who is partnered? Have you been in this romantic relationship before he transitioned (however you define transitioning) and are still in the relationship now?
In order to qualify for this study you (the non-FTM partner) must be at least 18 years old and have not or do not plan to make a gender transition. Your FTM partner must also be at least 18 years old. Research participation is restricted to those who are living in the United States, or international participants who can speak and read English and are willing and able to use Skype. We are especially attempting to recruit partners of color as well as cis-male partners of FTMs, but all cisgender partners are welcome to participate.

Who is doing this and why?
Rebecca Keo, a partner of Colt Meier, a trans man, and a person of color, is conducting a research study on the romantic relationships of trans men. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Houston studying Psychology and LGBT studies. The results from this study will be used for her Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis. The purpose of this research is to help inform researchers about romantic relationships that persist through a gender transition of an FTM. This study examines the non-FTM partner’s unique experience as they witness their partner’s transition.

What do I have to do to be a part of the research?
The study consists of an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours for both partners to complete separately. The questionnaires will assess basic demographic information as well as relationship satisfaction, physical and psychological abuse, and alcohol dependence. Upon completion of the questionnaire, the non-FTM partner will be asked to participate in an interview regarding your romantic relationship and experience through his transition. The interview will also last approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Both partners must read and agree to the consent form before filling out the survey and participating in the interview. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

How do I get started?
If you would like to get more information or to participate in this research study, please email Rebecca at rlkeo929@gmail.com with the subject line: Partner of FTM Research. From there, she will ask you a few questions to make sure that you qualify, and then send you the consent form to look over. If you would still like to participate after reading and signing the consent form, she will send you a link to the online surveys, one for each partner. After you both fill out the surveys, then Rebecca will work with you to set up an interview time for the partner of the FTM (via phone or Skype).
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Call for Levi's FTM Research Study [26 Nov 2010|06:10pm]

slmvideo
Hey guys, my Research Assistant Levi is conducting a concurrent study alongside my dissertation study. Here is the approved ad:

Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual person, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T? Or just recently started T in the past month?

A self-identified transsexual male, Levi Herman, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as trans men. He is a student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his senior honors thesis. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in social cognition due to testosterone.

In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Levi at ftmresearchlevi@gmail.com with your preferred name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.

The study consists of three visits lasting 1 hour each or Levi will send questionnaires to non-local participants. Local participants will be measured at the University of Houston. These measures will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-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, and cognitive functioning. Local participants will take a psychological test that measures. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

If you complete all three measurements, you will be given $40 in gift cards ($10 for time 1 and 2 and $20 for time 3).

I posted this ad in June and am submitting this call again because we need more participants. Please pass this along to others you know who are beginning T.

x posted every where. Email me at FTMResearch@gmail.com with any comments/concerns.
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FTM Research [27 May 2010|02:21pm]

slmvideo
Hey guys, my Research Assistant Levi is conducting a concurrent study alongside my dissertation study. Here is the approved ad:

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 just recently started T in the past month?

A self-identified transsexual male, Levi Herman, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. He is a student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his senior honors thesis. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in social cognition, due to testosterone.

In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Levi at ftmresearchlevi@gmail.com with your preferred name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.

The study consists of three visits lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Levi will send questionnaires to non-local participants. Local participants will be measured at the University of Houston. These measures will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-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, and cognitive functioning. Local participants will take a psychological test that measures. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

x posted everywhere, please pass along and post to fet-life if you're a member
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Last call for Colt's FTM testosterone study [04 Apr 2010|12:12am]

slmvideo
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.

x posted everywhere

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.
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FTM Research Survey on Vocal Satisfaction [19 Mar 2010|12:32am]

slmvideo
Thanks to all who participated in my thesis research survey last year. The manuscript for my thesis study on the sexual attractions of FTMs is currently in preparation and I will be posting the final draft when it is accepted for publication. In the meantime, my colleague Vica is a linguist from Rice University in Houston and she is interested in studying the voices of FTMs. Here's her survey. It took me 9 minutes to complete.

"My name is Vica Papp and I am a speech scientist at Rice University, Houston, TX. My PhD research concerns the voice experiences, vocal
health, and vocal satisfaction of all transmen and FTMs. In order to better inform the transgender, medical and academic communities about the speech-related experiences, concerns and needs of transmen and FTMs I created an online questionnaire.
The time required to complete the questionnaire is about 20 minutes and all FTMs and transmen over 18 years old are eligible to fill out the questionnaire _regardless of testosterone use_. Your answers are completely confidential and encrypted.

For the survey please follow the link below
https://www.survs.com/survey/XKDPGW7WQT

Please encourage other transmen and FTMs to fill out the questionnaire.

Thank you for your help,

Vica Papp, MSc., MA., MA"

Hope you're well!
Stacey Colt Meier, M.A.
Clinical Psychology
University of Houston

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FTM Research Video [27 Aug 2009|12:21am]

slmvideo
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?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. 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 before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Colt at ftmresearch(at)gmail(dot)com with your first name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.
The study consists of three measurements (surveys/questionnaires) lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Colt will snail mail packets to eligible participants. These measurements will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-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. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.


See video for call for participants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecs9hphpmBE
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Colt's FTM Thesis Survey! Update [04 Mar 2009|08:00pm]

slmvideo
Hey guys,

Based on preliminary results from the first study, I am now running a modified version of this study which is also looking into childhood gendered experiences (still has IRB approval). The new study is hopefully also easier to navigate. The good news for you is that if you wanted to participate, but were unable to because I closed the survey, you can participate now.
Even if you already participated, but wanted to re-take it or elaborate on your answers and want to be included in the new dataset (and yet another prize drawing!) you may participate again! Your participation will enter you into the drawing for the grand prize of $250. The results will be presented in the poster session at WPATH (formerly the Harry Benjamin Society) this summer in Norway!

http://www.hostedsurvey.com/takesurvey.asp?c=Transmen

So basically, if you've already taken the survey last month, please re-take it...and if you never got around to taking it the first time around, please take it. Thanks guys!

Please send questions or comments directly to me: ftmresearch@gmail.com

cross posted everywhere, please pass this around to your FTM friends
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Research call for FTMs [28 Jan 2009|08:03pm]

slmvideo
Hello. I am working on the final stages of recruiting for my master's thesis. I will be presenting the data at APA (American Psychological Association) this summer and, if WPATH accepts me, I'll present there as well. Over 400 FTMs have participated so far and I am aiming for 500. Thanks!

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?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. He is a doctoral student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his Master’s Thesis. The purpose of this research is to help inform clinicians about transgender males.
In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You do not need to be on hormones or have already had surgery to participate.
The study consists of an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The questions will assess basic demographic information as well as your mood over the last week, as well as your personal transitioning plans and experiences. You must read and agree to the consent form before filling out the survey. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.
If you complete the full survey, you can choose to be entered into a lottery for a chance to win $250 and ten chances to win $100. Click the link below to access the survey.


http://www.hostedsurvey.com/takesurvey.asp?c=Transmen

email ftmresearch@gmail.com with any questions/concerns.
Thanks,
Colt
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[27 Apr 2007|03:23pm]

markitup
If anyone has had a phallo in Belgium and is on this list would you be willing to allow me to ask a few questions.

i am already on the yahoo group i was just wondering if there were some other guys to talk to about their experience there...

thanks

mark in Tally
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So what does being a man mean in the 21st century? [16 Mar 2007|05:30am]

teh_wenis
[ mood | curious ]

What expectations do you think are on men socially and culturally today, considering the radical changes that have occurred in the last 80 years?

What expectations did you bring with you that have been verified by your experience?

What expectations did you find were off base?

What do you value as the centre of your masculine identity and why do you value it?


I think the role of men in general society is pretty chaotic at the moment.  In my home culture gender roles are clearly defined in public and jointly defined in private as a general rule.  In the working world my experience is that being male is a liability in entry level positions outside of sales.  Middle management at larger companies is slowly becoming dominated by women who are uncomfortable with male employees and designate them "roles" to play based on age - abuse of power is not determined by gender.

It's both harder and easier than it looks.

It would be easier to get ahead as a man.   I cope with it much better, but nothing is any easier with a peen in my experience; in fact, in many cases I would have gotten much farther in my original incarnation.

The thing I value most is the peace inside.  I worry less, I self observe less, I participate and live more - that makes it worth it alone. 

From a sheer vanity standpoint - I grow an awesome beard and have a full head of hair -  my baby brother (originally prince peen, the sole grandson on both sides)  is bald, shorter, ugly, single and barely employed - and the grans all like me better.  "He's still so pretty," they say. (I also have a career and I'm engaged to an amazingly cool and hot woman.  It's killing him. :D ) 

Who knew finishing school would pay off so well?

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*tap tap* Is this thing on? [02 Mar 2007|08:01am]

teh_wenis
[ mood | curious ]

Hiya.  I'm 37, live in the sunny southwest and I'm sick and tired of the puppies.  You know the ones.  Heads still stuffed with feminist jargon and ready to enjoy the massive male privlidge  that doesn't exist *quite* they way they thought it did?   Nice kids most of them, but it makes me tired just thinking about it. :P

So...anyone up for lighting a fire under this comm and getting it social?

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Old Fart . . . [24 Sep 2006|12:21pm]

chef2b
looking to connect with other old farts. 45 years old, begun transition 15 years ago, and way beyond the 101 stuff.

Gender is no longer the all-being all-encompassing topic of conversation, but still tends to come up from time to time. Been on hiatus and looking forward to coming out of hibernation.
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[20 Aug 2006|02:36pm]

bioengman
Hi Guys --

I'm looking for a place to talk about issues that seem to stem from longer term transition issues and older (aged) guys. I was in another FTM forum and got LAMBASTED from guys who seemed to just want to argue ALL the time about ANYTHING. Many were fresh to T and were full of idealistic lifestyles and full of rage to anyone who questioned their belief system. Is this place better?
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[26 Jul 2006|01:33pm]

markitup
i just wanted to introduce myself

my name is mark. i am a single 25 year old guy living in FL. i just wnted to meet some guys that were a bit further along on the transition.
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New Forum for ftm, mtf and questionning... everyone's welcome! [28 Jun 2006|04:48pm]

matthew_ron
A while ago I created this forum(message board) for the gender variant community (tg,ts,mtf,ftm and questionning). I just never took the time to pass the message around to let people know about it, but here it is!

I hope you will come and post on there as I would love to see it full of life!
You can register and post as often as you want, and if there are forums subjects or category you wish to see added to the community you just need to let me know! There is place for everyone over there!

Here's the addy, hope to see u soon! 

http://www.getphpbb.com/phpbb/index.php?mforum=tgsupportgroup

Have a nice day!

Matt

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Preregistration for CampOUT closes July 1, 2006 [27 Jun 2006|08:36pm]

transman58
Preregistration for CampOUT 2006 will be closing on July 1, 2006.  After that date, the price for CampOUT will be $100 for Thursday through Sunday, July 27-30, 2006.  More information can be found at the website.  www.LaGarou.org

CampOUT will be held at Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary near Needmore, IN.

We all look forward to seeing you there.

Ethan Thomas Young, Co-founder,  LaGarou
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[14 Apr 2006|08:54pm]

ftm_talks
Gender Odyssey is committed to bringing you programming that meets the needs of this broadbased community.  In the spirit of this intention, we are reaching out to older and post-transitioned FTMs to try to increase programming and visibility to this segment of conference goers.  So if you have ideas for programming you'd like to see or present for, please take a moment to visit our website and fill out a workshop proposal. http://www.transconference.org/details/workshops/index.htm
 
The deadline for proposals is April 31st.  This year, we'd love to see as many or more workshops geared towards older and post transitioned FTMs as last year.  So we need your help and ideas! 
 
This promises to be an unprecedented year for the conference and we hope to see you there!
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Conference Committee
FTM 2006: Gender Odyssey
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[27 Sep 2004|03:22pm]

transman58
hi everyone, my name is ethan and i am a 45 year old, disabled transman. i joined this community a while ago but haven't really had anything to post about until now. i have been on T for a little over 5 years and in that time, i have come to recognize and accept my attraction to other men. i also realized that i want to be in a relationship with another man (or men). i've been in a long distance relationship with another transman for about 6 months now and today we had a really difficult confrontation on the phone. now i am not sure what to do. there are a lot of issues that have come up and some of them are really hard for me to deal with.
i don't have a lot of sexual experience with anyone and so, i talk about sex a lot and really well, but when it comes to performing....i seem to get stuck. this has created several problems in past and present relationships. it's like, i know what i want to do, but i can't actually do it. or i just don't know how to do it.
my boyfriend (most likely ex now) came to new york to visit for a month this summer, and we had sex three times. i know that it was not satisfying for him and it definitely wasn't satisfying for me. he asked me quite often to have sex and i always used the excuse that i was tired. i used that mainly because i was afraid and embarassed by my lack of knowledge and skill. he seemed to be okay with it, albeit a little frustrated.
now that he has gone back to california and had time to think about it, there has been a lot of conflict in our communication. i know that some of this is my fault because of the way that i talked with him before the visit, and the fact that i wanted to have sex the first night he was here, but now it seems like everything that happens that he doesn't like or understand is thrown back to the fact that i wasn't able to be as sexual as he is. i know that he is a lot younger than i am and that for young guys, it takes a lot longer for the sex drive to dwindle, but i would like to think that there was more to what we have together than just sex.
now he has begun to blame my mental health status and my physical disability, and it seems like all the plans we were making are being thrown out the window. i mean, i know that i have a lot of issues to work on and i am not perfect, but he doesn't seem to want to accept the responsiblity of his part in the relationship.
i asked him today, why all of this was being brought up now, and he told me that he was not emotionally able to digest everything until now. that is all well and good, but i feel like i am being judged on past perfomances that may have nothing to do with what happens in the future. it is like talking to someone else, and i really don't know how to deal with it.
he says that he loves me for me, but he is also looking for me to make a bunch of changes and i don't really know if i want to do that or if i can do that for someone else. if i make any changes in my life and the way that i deal with people, i will do it for my benefit and because i think it will be good for me.
what does anyone else think??? am i totally off base here???
right now, i am feeling attacked, and maybe that's where all of this is coming from.....i think i need another perspective on all of this.

thanks,
ethan
x-posted, sorry for the duplication.
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