Femmes Needed for PhD Study

UPDATE: Matt has more than enough interviews for his study, thank you for helping!

Why hello femmes, I have a request:

One of my most favorite people, Matt, a buddy of mine from Seattle who now lives in the Bay Area, is doing his PhD research on femmes who are currently partnered with a trans man. He’s coming Eastward in early January and is looking for subjects to interview in New York City and possibly Northampton as well. I think he prefers to do these interviews in person, but he is willing to do them by Skype, too.

Here’s the flyer for the study, which describes who he’s looking for and what he’s seeking:

Study Recruitment of Femmes

Are you a femme identified woman over the age of 18? Are you currently coupled with a FTM identified person who has begun medical transition? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study regarding the nature of a range of feelings and attitudes about body image. Study participants will be asked to participate in a 1-1.5 hour recorded, confidential interview. This study is part of a dissertation, a requirement for completion of a PsyD at the Wright Institute. If you are interested in participating, please contact the researcher, Matt Goldenberg, M.A Thank you very much for your interest.

Contact him directly if this describes you, and you’re interested in participating. I’m including his Letter Of Introduction here in this post after the jump; read on if you’re interested. And please do pass this on.

Dear Participant,

The enclosed materials are part of a study that I am currently conducting as a graduate student in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California, regarding the nature of a range of feelings and attitudes about body image. Your participation would assist in the completion of the study. If you chose to participate, your participation would involve completing one, sixty-ninety minute interview that asks you about your experience in a relationship with a transgender man and your perspectives about body image. In considering participation, please be aware of the following:

A. Participation involves minimal risk to you beyond the possibility of some mild anxiety or sadness in considering and responding to the topic, questions, and/or materials.
B. Participation results in no direct benefits to you beyond what may be gained by the experience of participating in a research study, and contributing to a better understanding of the topic.
C. Confidentiality will be protected to the full extent of the law. No identifying information will be distributed in the final report.
D. If you have any questions or problems as a result of participating in the study you may contact Matt Goldenberg.
E. Your participation is totally voluntary. Refusal to participate involves no penalty or loss of benefits and you may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
F. You may receive further information regarding the purpose and/or results of the study following participation by calling the researcher at the given phone number.

I appreciate your considering participation in the study and welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have concerning your participation in the study. Thank you for your time.

Matt Goldenberg, MA

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