A Study of Trans Sexualities


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 18-009402
    Sponsor Protocol Number: IRB 18111

About this study

The purpose of this study is to qualitatively examine and describe the ways in which trans people experience sexuality (desire, eroticism), and to explore how trans individuals describe the connections between gender and sexuality.


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be 19 years of age or older if currently living in Nebraska;
  • OR be 18 years of age or older if currently living in Minnesota
    • Identify with a trans or gender nonconforming identity;
    • Have the ability to communicate (read/write/speak) English;
    • Be sexually active (engage in sexual activity including but not limited to: caressing, foreplay, muffing, penetrative activities, oral sex, masturbation/solo sex/self-pleasure) at least twice within the last three months.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jennifer Vencill, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Michelle Skime M.S., CCRP



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