Genetic Study of Female Sexual Orientation


Join Us in Our Research




Dr. Alan Sanders and his team at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) are searching for genes that influence female sexual orientation.

To assist us in our research, we are seeking participants who are:

  • cisgender (i.e., women assigned at birth as female)
  • women (at least 18 years old)
  • regardless of sexual orientation (e.g., lesbian, bisexual, straight)
Participants are asked to answer a questionnaire and to provide a DNA sample (saliva). Participants will receive a Starbucks $10 gift card upon completion of enrollment.

If you want to participate, click on “Enroll” to be taken to our consent form and questionnaire. For more information, write to us at the email (or postal mail) below, and/or call toll-free at the number below. If you leave a message or write to us, please provide your name, preferred contact information, and the best time to reach you.

You can download a brochure and flier in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software which may be downloaded free.  If you already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer, click on the Acrobat pdf symbol next to the appropriate item. Finally, use the buttons above to link to our homepage, online brochure, FAQs, and contact information.

Brochure Flier
Phone: 866-364-7571 (toll-free)
Address: Dr. Alan R. Sanders
Behavior Genetics Unit
NorthShore University HealthSystem
1001 University Place
Evanston, IL 60201-3137 USA