Urgent Research Opportunity on Sexual Education with Disabilities

Urgent Research Opportunity on Sexual Education


One of my pals Sarah is currently working on her dissertation at the University of Cambridge. She put together a great study centered on sexual education for people with disabilities in the UK. Unfortunately, a ton of people haven’t responded and, with a deadline already gone by, she’s without data.

But, guess what? YOU CAN HELP!

For more information on the study, please click here. Note that originally Sarah was limiting her research to the UK. However, due to a lack of responses, you can respond regardless of where you live or were educated.

If you can help, please download this Word document and email it to Sarah.

Chat Questions: March 23, 2017

Please remember that our chat time has been pushed back an hour to:

  • 8 PM Eastern (NYC)
  • 7 PM Central (Chicago)
  • 6 PM Mountain (Denver)
  • 5 PM Pacific (Los Angeles)

Tonight, we are talking about dealing with high-pain days:

Q1: Please introduce yourself in a way you’re comfortable sharing

Tonight, we’re chatting about dealing with high-pain days.

Q2: What are some of the hardest things for you to do on a high pain day?

Q3: Does it seem like high pain days get in the way of interpersonal communication?

As we talk, be mindful of laws around pain-relieving medications and treatments. Don’t get in trouble.

Q4: Do you feel like your pain is currently being controlled well by your healthcare team?

Q5: What kinds of things have you explored outside of medication to help with pain?

Q6: What shows or movies or music help distract you from pain?

Remember to join us on Twitter using the tag #chronicsex to take part in the conversation. If you don’t use the tag, others can’t see your answers! You’re always welcome to join after the chat has ended as well – we have plenty of people who do this because of life getting in the way.

Research Opportunity: Poll on HRT and Top/Bottom Surgery

Research Opportunity: Poll on HRT and Top/Bottom Surgery

Charlie, one of my favorite people ever, is currently running a poll on HRT and top/bottom surgery for an upcoming presentation.

The following is from Charlie:

This is a two part poll for those who have experience trying to access hormones and or top/bottom surgery. The purpose of the poll is to collect some quick community data for my MedX Ed presentation on the informed consent vs World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care, and it will remain open until Thursday (24th). Please feel free to share amongst your networks so that as much of the trans community’s experience can be represented as possible. I also encourage you to respond to the poll with your comments, thoughts, and concerns about the standards/models so that they can be reflected in the talk/Q&A portion.

You can find the poll on Charlie’s Twitter. Part 1 on HRT is here and part 2 on top/bottom surgery is here.