Monday, April 28, 2008

investigating migraines in male-to-female transsexuals


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A student at Princeton University is conducting a research study on the role of estrogen in migraines. Specifically, she's looking at migraine prevalence and severity in male-to-female transsexuals. Because these individuals take estrogen and anti-androgens as part of their hormone therapy to induce the development of secondary sex characteristics, the student researcher hypothesizes they may also experience changes in migraines (for worse or better).

If there is anything you have anything you would like to share on this topic - personal experiences, insights, recent (or not so recent) literature on the matter - the student researcher is interested in hearing from you.

I first read about the study on Lori Anne Davis's blog, Lori's Life Transgender. Please see this link to Lori Anne's blog for more information on how to share your experiences and knowledge: I Need Your Help...It's About Those Headaches. She is helping gather information anonymously for the study and can answer any questions you might have about the study or how to participate.

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