Guest Post: Research Opportunity From Stellenbosch University
We are excited to share a guest post from researcher Cheryl Eder, Ph.D. candidate at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
My name is Cheryl Eder, and I am currently a Ph.D. psychology student at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. I am currently doing a study on the experiences of transgender men living with endometriosis. I started researching endometriosis as part of my endometriosis diagnosis and my wanting to know more about how to live with this disease.
I became aware from social media posts that transgender people and men have endometriosis. However, in most of the information I had read, they referred to endometriosis being a women’s disease. This struck me as I read these posts, as I felt that these voices seemed to have been excluded and may need to be heard.
Who is eligible to participate?
If you identify as a transgender male and/or as non-binary, have been diagnosed with endometriosis, are 18 or older, and are interested in being a participant, please make contact with Cheryl Eder via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will need to attend 3 online interviews and complete a diary as part of this study. Pseudonyms will be used to protect participants’ anonymity. Participants will receive a small gratuity of a $10 Amazon gift card.
Why is this research important?
There is a need for marginalized groups, such as transgender men who have endometriosis, to be able to share their experiences and the need for further research in this area. In this study, I aim to share voices that are missing in research. Although there are a few studies on transgender men with endometriosis, there are currently no studies that explore what it is like for transgender men to live with this disease. In this study, I aim to:
- Explore transgender men’s experience of living with endometriosis
- Their experience with healthcare for this disease
- Their experience of psychosocial support
- Their experiences of their integration into the endometriosis community
Additional study information
The study has been ethics board-approved and is based in South Africa. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cheryl Eder at email@example.com.
This study is not sponsored by or affiliated with Endometrisis.net.
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