Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pervasive misrepresentation of twin evidence for a genetic component of gender dysphoria

Major voices in the contemporary anti-trans movement, including American College of Pediatricians president Dr. Michelle Cretella and Heritage Foundation research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, have recently put forth questionable claims about studies of gender dysphoria in twins. Last year, Michelle … Continue reading

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Texas teacher placed on leave for talking about her wife

From Newsweek: An elementary school teacher in Texas was suspended after she allegedly spoke about her sexual orientation with her students, officials said Tuesday. Charlotte Anderson Elementary art teacher Stacy Bailey, 31, was suspended with pay in September. Officials with … Continue reading

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Your mileage may vary: Trans women and erectile function

One common question asked by trans women considering hormone therapy is how this may affect their ability to have penetrative sex. Antiandrogens and estrogen can impair erectile function, reducing spontaneous erections, responsiveness to sexual arousal, and nocturnal erections — an … Continue reading

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Cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk in trans women

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is a hormonal medication commonly used as an antiandrogen for trans women, as well as in … Continue reading

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5 things to know about transgender depersonalization

“…I was a dispassionate observer of my own life. The person who went through the motions wasn’t the observer-me. Whenever the acting-me felt any emotions, the observer-me recognized the emotions but didn’t feel them herself.” 1. Chronic depersonalization is a … Continue reading

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