Monthly Archives: April 2018

New study: Hormone therapy appears to be safe in trans youth

It’s common to encounter uninformed claims online about the supposed toxicity, carcinogenicity, or outsized health risks of medical treatment for trans people, such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy. While such claims are almost universally unsubstantiated, positive evidence for the … Continue reading

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Nonbinary Visibility

by Heather McNamara Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 2018 marks the 9th year of the holiday, first celebrated in 2009 following its creation by activist Rachel Crandall who had noticed that the only day on the calendar for transgender people … Continue reading

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On our radar: Textured breast implants linked to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Breast augmentation is a procedure sought by a substantial number of trans women who medically transition: 11% of trans women respondents to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey report undergoing the procedure, while another 40% state that they want it some … Continue reading

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