Participate in Our Studies
We are currently recruiting participants for the following studies:
1. Mother of a Gay or Straight (Heterosexual) Son?
Sexual Orientation, Reproductive History, and the Immune System Study
We are looking for mothers of gay and straight men.
This study will investigate the biological origins of sexual orientation. Specifically, it will examine a mother’s reproductive history (e.g., # of pregnancies, male versus female children, # of miscarriages, birth weights of children) and her immune system functioning, and their relation, if any, to the sexual orientation of her children.
Mothers will fill out a short questionnaire and give a small blood sample (i.e., one small test-tube; 10 ml). The blood sample will allow us to test a mother’s immune system. The information gathered will be kept in the strictest confidence by the researchers.
The study takes approximately 1/2 hour and mothers will receive $50 compensation.
2. Sexuality and Physical Development Study
We are looking for men 18 years of age or older who are gay, bisexual or straight.
The purpose of this study will be to investigate sexuality, physical development, and sexual orientation. Specifically, it will examine the relation, if any, between a person’s family background, physical development and his or her later sexual orientation as adults. It will also examine the relation, if any, between a person’s personality and social attitudes and his or her sexuality and physical development.
You will be completing a questionnaire, will have several physical characteristics measured (e.g., weight, finger lengths), and will have photos of face and hands taken.
The study takes approximately 1 hour and you will receive $20 compensation.
For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact Malvina Skorska at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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