University of Pennsylvania to pay students to take gender-altering hormones

University of Pennsylvania to pay students to take gender-altering hormones
University of Pennsylvania (Image: Kevin83002/Wikimedia Commons)

[Ed. – In the name of science]

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is offering to pay its own students to take gender changing hormones. Those who qualify will “take part in a confidential and affirming research study on the cognitive and behavioral effects of hormone therapy.”

“We’re seeking individuals anywhere on the female-to-male (FTM) spectrum,” a poster advertising the study states, before mentioning that “participants will be compensated for their time.”

“Are you transmasculine or a trans man, and do NOT take hormones?” the poster’s headline reads.

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The study, which purportedly “includes brain imaging, blood draws, and questionnaires” is available for people who “identify anywhere on the FTM spectrum” and are willing to be paid to take hormones that will change their gender.

These posters have appeared across campus and are from the Ivy League university’s “Penn Promotes” program, which “aims to illuminate … understanding of the wide-reaching and established sex differences in disease prevalence, phenomenology, and treatment.”

The study is open to those between 18 and 45 years of age.

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