Monthly Archives: July 2019

New data on trans women’s estradiol/estrone ratios for different routes of administration of HRT

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. I’ve previously covered anecdotal reports from HRT provider Dr. Will Powers on the role of relative levels of different kinds of estrogens in producing effective physical feminization … Continue reading

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Unsolved mystery: Trans women have significantly lower semen quality than cis men – before starting HRT

Sperm banking is the recommended method of fertility preservation for trans women prior to medical transition (Coleman et al., 2012), as cross-sex hormone therapy can impair fertility, and gonadectomy (removal of the testes during vaginoplasty or orchiectomy) results in permanent … Continue reading

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How trans youth and their parents decide to start medical transition

The process by which trans adolescents seek out and access medical transition treatment, including puberty blockers and/or cross-sex hormones, is one of the most widely misunderstood subjects in the public imagination. Initiating treatment is frequently depicted as something capricious, a … Continue reading

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What is transphobia made of? Perception of deception predicts transphobic prejudice

To the frustration of trans people, allies, and other generally reasonable individuals, transphobic attitudes continue to exist and inflict harm on innocent people. We know all too well that far too many people are transphobic – but why? What motivates … Continue reading

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Evidence of increases in homophobic bullying linked to anti-gay political measures

Referenda against marriage equality, and the accompanying public debates which inevitably surround them for months or years, have been among the ugliest episodes in American politics. In the heyday of these measures, campaigners against marriage equality routinely promoted some of … Continue reading

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