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Feb. 12th, 2011

Research for cis partners who remained with FTM through transition

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).

Dec. 4th, 2010

Voice Perception Research


My very good friend and colleague, Vica Papp, is conducting a research study on how we perceive voices in terms of age and gender, among other variables. She is a doctoral candidate in Linguistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. ANYONE who is 18 or older with access to internet with sound is eligible to take the survey, transgender or not.

"I was wondering if you could send my survey link out to all the TG groups that you know of? The survey takes about 15 mins and since I am explicitly looking at TG speech production and speech perception as well, I need TG (FTM, MTF, everyone included) listeners as well. This study is the first in so many ways. It uses TG voices as well and it is looking into speech descriptors that helps or hinders TG speakers from passing."

For the survey go to:


I hope you will consider participating in this study. It should be fun!

Colt Meier, MA
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
University of Houston

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Apr. 4th, 2010

Last call for Colt's testosterone study

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.

Mar. 19th, 2010

FTM vocal satisfaction research survey

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

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

Aug. 26th, 2009

FTM Research Video

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