Category Archives: Transgender medicine

Gender basics: How sex hormones work, and their use by trans people

Previously: 3 years of HRT, and 8 things I’ve learned Over the past several years, I’ve heard countless comments which reveal a surprising unawareness of some basic facts of the human endocrine system. In particular, it’s clear that many people … Continue reading

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Alice Dreger, autogynephilia, and the misrepresentation of trans sexualities (Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger)

Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger Table of contents Introduction 1. Background: Blanchard’s sexual typology of trans women 2. Dreger neglects relevant issues faced by trans women 3. Social and cultural factors do not account for the clinical … Continue reading

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Everything is pretty great* (Gender Analysis 15)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) 2015 has been a fantastic year for the show, and we’ve come a long way since we started. In addition to better equipment and full HD video, we’ve brought more contributors on board, including a … Continue reading

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Chromosomes: cis expectations vs. trans reality (Gender Analysis 14)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Previously: Bathroom bills: dehumanization and control, Stop calling trans women “male” There’s a popular belief that XX or XY chromosomes should serve as the sole determinant of whether someone is a woman or a man. This … Continue reading

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3 years of HRT, and 8 things I’ve learned (Gender Analysis 11)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. For the past three years, I’ve been on hormone replacement therapy as a part of transitioning. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is usually comprised of testosterone blockers and estrogen for … Continue reading

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