by The Gender Confirmation Center




The Gender Confirmation Center would like to invite you to be part of a research study on the patient experiences after FTM/N gender-affirming top surgery (removal of breasts or breast mastectomy). This study was designed by Dr. Scott Mosser of the Gender Confirmation Center, as well as Dr. John Strang and Dr. Scott Leibowitz, and is sponsored by Dignity Health, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

Through this study, we hope to:

Learn more about patients’ mood before and after top surgery as well as experiences with post-operative pain & depression.

Assess correlation between gender identity and Ehlers-Danlos or joint hypermobility syndromes.

​If you are a member of the transgender, non-binary or gender expansive community who has had a masculinizing top surgery procedure, please consider participating in this study. If you agree to take part, you will be helping to inform the medical community’s best practices with regard to top surgery and transgender care and improve the post-operative experience for folks planning to have top surgery.

Your Voice and Experience Matter


Dr. Scott Mosser

Principal Investigator

Plastic Surgeon and founder of the Gender Confirmation Center in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. John Strang


Neuropsychologist at Children's National Hospital.

Dr. Scott Leibowitz


Psychiatry and behavioral health physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital.


Find Your Next Getaway

Dignity Health Research Institute provides start-to-finish clinical research services, resources and clinical trials oversight to all facilities engaged in research. The Gender Confirmation Center has partnered with Dignity Health to house and administer the Top Surgery Post-Operative Research Survey.


Take the Survey

Taking part in this study is your choice. You can choose whether or not you want to participate. Whatever decision you make, there will be no penalty to you.

You have a right to have all of your questions answered before deciding whether to take part in the study.

You can skip questions that you do not want to answer or stop the survey at any time.

If you decide at any point to stop participating in this study, you have the right to exit the study at any time.

Participating in this survey is entirely optional. If you want your voice to be heard, please proceed by clicking on “Take Survey” below to go to the Survey Form or “Decline Survey” to opt out and leave this site. During this survey there will be a few “odd” questions which are included to make sure you aren't a bot. Thanks for your patience with answering a few questions in this survey which might seem a bit strange or overly obvious. 

Contact Information for Questions or Concerns

For questions about this study, please call our office at 415-780-1515. If you experience thoughts of self-harm triggered, please call the transgender hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you can call the Dignity Health CA/NV Institutional Research Board at 415-750-5654.

© 2021 The Gender Confirmation Center by Dr. Scott Mosser

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